Dry Erase Sheets Make Learning Fun
While you might have a full size dry erase board in your class for instruction, dry erase sheets make several activities easier and more effective.
Place dry erase surface sheets around the class, and ask students to solve problems or brainstorm projects together. The dry erase surface makes it easy to erase mistakes, giving students the freedom to be creative since nothing is permanent.
Are you working with emerging readers and writers? Give each child a small dry erase sheet on which to practice his or her letters or sight words. Try writing letters or words on the board for each child to copy. Instead of wasting paper copying the same letters repeatedly, they can practice and erase until they feel confident.
Help your students prepare for a test by asking questions and having them write their answers on the boards. Ask them to hold up the boards once they have their answer, to check their knowledge and make corrections as necessary.
A dry erase surface helps students learn to follow instructions and conceptualize certain concepts. For example, ask students to draw a scene as you describe it, or follow instructions to draw a certain shape. This helps build coordination and language understanding.
Play Learning Games
What better way to learn than by having fun? Use dry erase sheets to play games with your students. Ask students to write their responses to true, false, or multiple-choice questions on the sheet, and have a friendly competition to see who can get the most right. Drawing games, like a form of “Pictionary,” are a fun way to reinforce vocabulary or spelling words, and the erasable surface is perfect for drawing and erasing doodles.
These are just a few of the ways that teachers can use dry erase surface sheets in the classroom. You’re sure to find some creative ways to make them your own, so don’t hesitate to add them to your school supply shopping list this year.