Hello parents, homeschoolers, and the like...
If you are a frequent visitor to our page, you've undoubtedly seen a recent post about keeping costs at a minimum. But what kind of woman/mom/teacher would I be if I told you that I only spend wisely.
A lying one. But I'm telling the truth now. I did spend a little more than I should have last month. Only by $9.00 - and truth be told, I could have saved even more if I had upcycled some of the extra bulletin boards we have at home. But, I wanted this item to serve two purposes. And it does!
With the costs at the forefront of my mind - I'll lay them out for you here.
Bulletin board - $9.97
Two cans of Chalk Board Spray paint - $3.97 each.
Happiness in my heart when I see my kids using this 'old school' style writeable - PRICELESS!
I grew up in a small town. About 500 students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Green chalkboards were in every room. Chalkboard dust on fingers, a sharpened tooth at the accidental rake of a fingernail on the board. No, none of these whiteboards that fill the halls of public schools now days. And we do use white boards in our homeschool. But I wanted them to see and feel how it used to be back in my day.
I only wish I had taken pictures before to document the process, but it is as easy as paint - LITERALLY!
Outdoors, I placed the bulletin board cork side down - because it will serve as a bulletin board when needed.
Following the directions on the spray paint can, I began painting what would become our classroom black board.
A simple order from Teachers Express in Paragould for a chalk chuck (handy tool for holding chalk) and some white chalk and we are in business.
The kids have enjoyed writing on it, but I think they prefer the white boards. KM on the other hand, loves chalk and goes through several containers of sidewalk chalk each season. She enjoys writing on the board, too!
Sorry about the quality of the photo. I couldn't hold the camera still!
Until next time,
Welcome! My name is LaVonda. I am the wife of Rodney, the mom of 5 remarkable kids (well, 2 are adults now), an avid homeschooler, blogger, and graduate student. I am blessed with the ability to spend my time sharing our homeschool and life experiences with you. It is my hope to provide you with motivation, ideas, and some candid stress-relief through my blog - Mom's Scribe! Grab a cup of coffee, sit on down, and make yourself at home!