At Math Camp we used response boards quite a bit during activities to respond to questions, problems, etc. It is basically a little chalkboard. You write on it with chalk and can erase it very easily. These are the ones that were already prepared for us:
She cut chalkboard contact paper and stuck it onto poster board.
My two camp buddies and I headed to Michael's on one of the nights in search of this contact paper (among other things). We actually ended up finding this cool chalkboard scrapbook paper pad.
We decided that this paper would probably be better for what we were wanting to do. Plus, there are 36 double-sided sheets, so we figured it would last us longer. The paper feels AMAZING--feels just like a chalkboard. It's incredible what they can make nowadays. And the chalk goes on and off beautifully! AND did you see all of the fun colors it comes in?!?
Here is how I made mine--since the paper is 12" x 12", I just cut it in half.
By the way, this is what the paper looks like after one swipe of a tissue.
The chalk comes off really easily. I used a washcloth to get it off (mainly because I hate the feel of chalk on my hands). After cutting it I decided to give it a duct tape border to make it a little more durable. I left a little space between the outside edge of the tape and the actual edge of the paper so it didn't take up too much of my response board. And there is no need to glue it to poster board--the paper is thick enough to be used by itself!
In other news, my 3-5 Math Station MEGA Pack is finished!! Making this pack made me a little sad not to be teaching 4th again next year--oh, well...1st grade, here I come!
Head over to one of my stores to check it out!!
And I'm linking this up with Tara!! Go over to see some other neat stuff!