While the pencil with an attached eraser is really nice, I give my kids eraserless pencils and block erasers. And what is up with the name of the inventor? Hymen Lipman? Really?
- Dry erase boards I hate how my hands feel after using the chalkboard. White boards are so much fun to use in class. They come in handy for quick lessons or a list of things they have to do in independent work. We can write in all sorts of colors and they come clean without much mess.
- Clipboards What a handy thing for moving around the room. We use these for paper activities on the floor. Clipboards also let us take our work to other places in the building.
- Crayons Not just for coloring. I let the kids practice their spelling words in rainbow writing with crayons. We also use crayons to mark nouns and verbs on papers. Lately I have been using crayons to mark papers so I can see how many times they needed to make corrections.
- Digital projectors I used to teach computer lessons by showing them on my computer. Now I can project it on the wall and they can see it big and from their seats.
- Recess Need I say more?