Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chalk...What is it good for?

Chalk doesn't get around much anymore in today's classrooms.   But I found an idea on Pinterest that you will love.   Go ahead and keep that chalk in your desk drawer and add a piece to your make-up/ibuprofen/emergency chocolate tote.   I piloted this technique at home over the summer, and it does seem to pan out.

A piece of chalk can work wonders when you drip grease on your clothes and can't get to the washing machine right away.   Salad dressing on your superhero garments?  Just rub chalk over it and watch the stick absorb the oil.   Yes, you still need to launder your clothes later and pre-treat the stain, but this will help.

Feeling self-conscious about wearing chalk in front of the classroom?   Kids really don't care about that.   In middle school, many of them are relieved when their teacher is the goofiest person in the room.   It takes the pressure off.   And you aren't in the business of being cool anyway.

Here are eight other ways to remove grease stains from Reader's Digest.

If you haven't discovered the power of Pinterest for discovering new ideas for your classroom, give it a trial run.   I think you'll like it.

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