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August 28, 2013

Classroom DIY: New Use for Your Old Chalkboard

By Alycia Zimmerman
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    This time of year, my back-to-school to-do list is pages long, so I'm not looking for additional classroom projects. If I'm going to tackle a project, it really needs to be worth it! This year I decided I needed an alternative to the ugly and impractical chalkboard at the front of my classroom. I wanted a solution that will definitely last. Previous attempts to cover the chalkboard never made it past the first semester!

    With about $35 of office store supplies, I've finally solved my chalkboard problems! All you need is some ½-inch foamboard, permanent double-stick tape, and a razor blade, and you'll be ready to transform your old chalkboard into a fully functional bulletin board. Check out my video to see how to do it! Mobile users, please go to: http://bcove.me/21fg9vhi

    D.I.Y. Word Wall Printables

    These Word Wall labels are formatted to print on 2½-inch Avery Print-to-the-Edge labels. You can also print them onto plain card stock or rectangular labels and cut out the circles. 

      

    Download these circular Word Wall labels: Labels A-I, Labels J-R, and Labels S-Z.

    Download the "Wondrous Words" Word Wall Title

    If you give this a try in your classroom, I'd love to hear how it works out! Feel free to comment below with your own classroom D.I.Y. ideas, too!

    For more classroom ideas and notifications about future blog posts and printables, follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

    This time of year, my back-to-school to-do list is pages long, so I'm not looking for additional classroom projects. If I'm going to tackle a project, it really needs to be worth it! This year I decided I needed an alternative to the ugly and impractical chalkboard at the front of my classroom. I wanted a solution that will definitely last. Previous attempts to cover the chalkboard never made it past the first semester!

    With about $35 of office store supplies, I've finally solved my chalkboard problems! All you need is some ½-inch foamboard, permanent double-stick tape, and a razor blade, and you'll be ready to transform your old chalkboard into a fully functional bulletin board. Check out my video to see how to do it! Mobile users, please go to: http://bcove.me/21fg9vhi

    D.I.Y. Word Wall Printables

    These Word Wall labels are formatted to print on 2½-inch Avery Print-to-the-Edge labels. You can also print them onto plain card stock or rectangular labels and cut out the circles. 

      

    Download these circular Word Wall labels: Labels A-I, Labels J-R, and Labels S-Z.

    Download the "Wondrous Words" Word Wall Title

    If you give this a try in your classroom, I'd love to hear how it works out! Feel free to comment below with your own classroom D.I.Y. ideas, too!

    For more classroom ideas and notifications about future blog posts and printables, follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

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