It's School Room Week at the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop. The Olive Plants' classroom has not changed much from last year. Except for this wall...
(Please forgive the picture quality. I think my camera was damaged when I was assaulted by all the water at Six Flags!)
I am sooooo excited to have a white board in our classroom. I have always wanted one and have pondered lots of ideas for how it could be used, but never bought one because of the price. Then I watched one of the IEW Teaching Writing sessions, and Mr. Pudewa explained the many uses and benefits of a white board in a homeschool classroom.
I agree, Mr. Pudewa! I agree!
He explained how to acquire a white board affordably, too. There's a material you can buy at a home improvement store and put on your wall. His explanation was much better than mine because I am home-improvement challenged and really only heard wah-wah-wah-wah-wah HOME DEPOT wah-wah-wah-wah-wah.
That's "wah-wah-wah-wah" like the teacher in the Peanuts cartoons.
Though Mr. Pudewa is far more articulate than that. I'm just hearing-impaired when it comes to DIY instructions.
In fact, I understand about as much of what is said on Telemundo as I do HGTV.
Anyway... I also recognized the words "costs less than $20." so I
took off for sent my husband to Home Depot, and he asked the guys what we he needed to buy and for step-by-step instructions on how we he could mount it to the wall. They got us him exactly what we he needed, cut it to the right dimensions, and it only cost $12!! Woo Hoo!!!
Thank you, Honey!
Thank you, Home Depot Guys!
Thank you, Mr. Pudewa!
This has been a real blessing because I use it to list our daily schedule, and we list words for IEW on it, too. I'm sure more uses will present themselves, too. With life being extra, extra busy right now, having a daily schedule writen in a highly visible spot is a life-saver.
I won't attempt to give the DIY instructions since that is not my forte, but as the Home Depot commercials say, "You can do it. We can help."
Or is that Lowe's?
Either way, if you're like me, it is probably more accurate to say, "Your husband can do it, and they can help him!" lol!
p.s. In case anyone from the FCC should read this, I was not compensated for writing this article and will not receive a commission should you or your husband visit your neighborhood Home Depot or Lowe's for this or any other product. Thank you.