blackboard, homeschool style
Window markers are an awesome tool for homeschoolers. I discovered them some time around algebra with my son and they have been a constant companion since Elizabeth started school. I tried dry erase markers, but they were stinky. Chalk is bad for asthmatics and grease pencils are miserable to clean off. These were an inexpensive and perfect solution. Also, the bright colors keep things fun and are helpful in separating lessons. It is helpful to have lessons on the window. It is a reminder of freshly learned concepts in that I leave lessons up until Friday. It's also a great space to have fussy children write out their spelling words. That is what Elizabeth is doing on the door. She has migrated to her notebook, but it was a good place to start. I review Language Arts and Math concepts this way by writing examples of her work. Whether it is identifying parts of speech or algebra, this makes it more engaging. It washes off the glass easy with soap and water and is a lot of fun for creative kids to show off their budding art skills on this vast canvas. Just be cautious as you would with paint or markers. I remind my kids that it goes on the glass, not the couch. My three year old has demonstrated that I was right... You can find these on Amazon at the link below.
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