I recently stumbled across chalkboard paint as I was roaming around Lowe’s and decided to use it this year in my classroom. I love that the black stands out from the white walls and white paper I normally use! I set up stations a lot with my students and have been wanting a more permanent way to let kids know what they will be doing at that station. So I painted a little around the room, walls, tables, and more. Here’s how it turned out…

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(excuse the sloppy handwriting!)
I plan on putting new words and phrases on the strip each week to help while they complete each task. At this speaking station I will put up phrases like… “What do you think?” or “In my opinion” to help them keep their conversations alive. The beautiful thing is that I don’t have to type, print, or tape up the words. All I have to do is erase it and rewrite.
I also painted an old picture and I’ll use it as an instruction board at one of my stations. Here’s it is…

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Chalkboards may be old school, but this paint is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

What about you? Anyone use chalkboard paint in their classroom? I would love to hear some suggestions!