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{Inexpensive} Quick Response Boards


I absolutely LOVE quick response boards. I use them for several activities like math daily work, vocabulary, spelling and more. I find that the students LOVE writing with dry erase markers, and I love how quickly I can assess who is understanding the concept and who is not. When I first started teaching I purchased those nice (expensive) white dry erase wooden boards. At the end of each year, I would have to set a few aside because they would crack or peel, and let's face it, not many students are excited about having to write on a less than perfect board.

My solution to this problem? Page protectors!


I have enjoyed this method for several years. First of all, they are SO much easier to store. I place them all in a bin, and they fit perfectly. Next, they are very durable. I have been working with the stack shown for about THREE years! Last, but definitely not least, I bought a pack of 50 for less than $10! Talk about "THRIFTY!"


This year, I am going to work on figuring out a solution to the erasers. We presently use tissues cut in half, but I feel like we may be going through them too quickly. I have seen poms glued to markers, towels cut into mini squares, $1 erasers from Target, and more. Do you have a great "eraser" technique? Please do share.  



Your Thrifty Co-Teacher,

~Cristy

3 comments

  1. Use washed old socks cut in half!

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    1. I LOVE this idea! Thank you! We have quite a few missing their pair. This might be my next trial. =)

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  2. I love this idea! About 5 years ago I bought a package of mens, short cut, black socks to use for erasers. They have been great! I store the markers inside the socks so it's quick and easy to hand out markers and erasers in one. At the end of the year, I take the socks home and wash them for the next year.

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