Self-Stick Dry Erase Tutorial!

Does anyone else have a weird hatred for chalk boards?  I’m weird.  I know it and will freely admit it.  That being said, there are a few textures that I just can’t stand—rubber bands, balloons, and chalk dust to name a few!  My kids even notice that anytime I write in chalk, I immediately run to the hand sanitizer to rid of the awful feeling.

Most of my chalkboard is covered by my Promethean Board but I do have a small area where I can write notes to the class, work out impromptu problems, and display the date.  Although I love using this area, I DREAD using chalk!

At EdExpo last February, I saw this little beauty and heard the angels from Heaven singing 

hallelujah!  A few days ago, it arrived on my door step and I couldn’t help but return to school on my first day off to give my chalkboard a facelift!

I started by cleaning the entire board.

The adhesive backing peels off easily.

I lined it up in the corner and pressed firmly.  I found myself needing to readjust occasionally.  
The adhesive allowed me to pull it off and restick as needed.  
I repeated for the middle section.

And the third section.

I had to trim off an 1 1/2″ for it to fit on the bottom section.  

I repeated the peel and stick process throughout the bottom section.

Just for fun, I added a black border around the dry erase section.

From start to finish, this project took approximately 20 minutes and that includes working in my classroom with two small children! 😉  Each package of peel and stick sheets covers 20 square feet.  If you are interested in ordering them online, check out Pacon’s website for find it locally through EdMarket!

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6 Comments

  1. Deb Thomas
    June 1, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    What a great but simple fix to having the board right in the middle. Mine is exactly like yours and right in the middle of the board. Awesome Giveaway!
    Deb at Fabulously First

    • mary Brown
      October 25, 2019 / 5:25 am

      As I read the blog I felt a tug on the heartstrings. it exhibits how much effort has been put into this.
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  2. Unknown
    June 1, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    What a great invention! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!!

  3. Unknown
    June 1, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Would love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. Sparkling in Self Contained
    June 2, 2015 / 2:05 am

    This looks awesome! Have you used it yet? How does it write and erase? Super interested in this!

  5. TeachingIsMySuperpower
    June 6, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I need these so bad! I just moved schools and my new classroom looks exactly like yours does! One big long chalkboard with a Smartboard smack dab in the middle. I despise chalk and chalk dust and everything else chalk related, lol! These are EXACTLY what I need in my new room ��

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