Last week I “showed off” my less than gorgeous Freezer Board, which is a snazzy name for a dry erase board with a list of freezer items.
I also use white boards often in speech therapy. Some of my students need lists of exactly what we will do (with a desired activity at the end as incentive). With other students I work on grammar and change single words within a sentence.
As many know, it can be extremely difficult to remove “old” ink from white boards. Since my freezer board list items can stay there for months, the ink becomes almost permanent. I’ve tried rubbing with tissues, my fingers, paper towels, my pinkie toe. Nothing gets that ink off. I have no intention of buying expensive chemicals to remove ink from my $1 white board (as Office Depot would like me to do).
I recently discovered that the best way to remove old ink from white boards–is with a dry erase pen! Really. Use the pen to blacken out the words to be removed. Really blacken them. Like a love note you don’t want your high school teacher to read. Then wipe away. Presto. Gone. Nice clean board is ready for its next job!
In addition, Magic Erasers make white boards look like new again. They really are like magic in getting off that old pen ink!