Each month Speech Time Fun host a linky party with the question How Do You Use It?. This month’s question is How do you use Dry Erase Markers?. I have enjoyed reading SLPs unique use for everyday objects through the link ups and now I am finally participating myself. Here are a few ways that I use dry erase markers in my therapy room.
1. Dry erase markers on worksheets
Since copier cost are a big issue at my school, I am always trying to reduce my use of copying pages for lessons. I could not live without Dry Erase pockets. They are not only great for protecting worksheets but they also write on and wipe off so easily. I also use page protectors in the same way.
2. Picture frames
The administration in my school requires teachers to list the students objectives in the classroom for each subject everyday. The reason is so that students know what they are expected to know at the end of the subject or in my case what they should accomplish at the end of the session. I place a piece of paper behind the glass of the picture frame. I have found great scrap book pages to use to make it fancier. It makes it so simple to change objectives between sessions.
3. Display boards
I use display boards like the plastic ones you find in offices to check off activities that we are going to do or steps to follow to complete task. Just slide the paper in and it stands up so everyone can see the steps clearly. Simply check it off when you have completed it.
Check out all of the ways that SLPs use dry erase markers within their sessions by clicking on the links on Speech Time Fun. I can’t wait until next month’s: popsicle sticks.