Tuesday, November 24, 2015


You know that I don’t try to do commercials on my blog, but I’ve got as much on my mind today as you do, so I’ll just throw this out there.
If you’re out shopping this weekend, here’s an inexpensive product that kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy. Crayola makes WINDOW MARKERS and WINDOW MARKERS WITH CRYSTAL EFFECTS that are washable and will bring out creativity in anyone. They’d make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer, or just put them out to entertain guests when you’re busy cooking.

*Yes, they really do wash off! K.J. and Kalina had as much fun cleaning up with the spray bottle and rag as they did drawing.

As a teacher, here are some other uses for the markers in your classroom:

Write letters, words, numerals, shapes, or anything you want to reinforce on windows or mirrors.
*Let children wear sunglasses and identify the information with a pointer.

Let children practice writing letters, numerals, spelling words, etc. on classroom windows.
* How about rainbow writing? Make giant letters, shapes, words, etc. on windows. Children can take the markers and trace around the figures with different colors.

Use these as a reward or when children finish their work early.

Use the classroom mirror as a message board to write words of encouragement, reminders, or to celebrate accomplishments.

Special Days
Let children decorate classroom windows for holidays, seasons, themes, or other special events.

Write a word or theme and invite children to add their own thoughts to the window.

Sign In
Children can write their name or a special message when they come to school each morning.

What an open-ended art center this could be throughout the year!

Note! You could even have “window washer” as a classroom job. I found it was best to wipe off the marks with a wet towel before using a window cleaner.