Dry Erase & Whiteboard Marker Challenge - A Classroom Management Tool

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This classroom management challenge is a wonderful way to establish & instill the habits of responsible dry erase marker use in your classroom. Dry erase materials are a wonderful way to save paper while engaging your students in a variety of learning activities. Taking time to teach students how to use their dry erase materials responsibly will help them concentrate on making the most of their learning time in the classroom while conserving classroom supplies.

This challenge was originally designed to be used with EXPO Dry Erase Ink Indicator Markers, which feature a clear window allowing you to see the ink remaining inside the dry erase maker. To read about how I run this challenge in my classroom, click here to read my blog post (post will go live on 7/31/17).

Each of the components below is provided as a ready-to-print PDF and an editable PowerPoint document to fit the unique needs of your classroom.

Responsible Marker Use Checklist
Introduce your expectations for respectful dry erase marker use with this checklist. Expectations may include:
• Use your marker as a learning tool, not a distraction.
• Place your cap on the end of your marker while you write.
• Only use your marker on dry erase surfaces.
• Write gently with your marker so the tip remains strong.
• When you are done writing, close the cap until you hear a click.
• Keep your maker in a safe place when it’s not being used.

Dry Erase/Whiteboard Marker Challenge Poster
Challenge your students to apply the expectations listed on your Responsible Marker Use Checklist to make the ink in their dry erase marker last the longest. This challenge can also be modified to focus on the condition of the marker tip if that is the central management problem in your classroom.

Challenge Champ Label
The winner of your challenge can wear this label as a badge of honor. You can also attach it to a cup filled with boldly colored dry erase markers that can be used by the champion as a reward for their responsible marker use.

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