Back to School Chalkboard Inspirations

back to school chalkboard inspirations

Chalkboards are notorious for being tools of discipline.

Whether you had to write the same sentence 6,000 times or stand in the schoolyard clapping chalkboard erasers, these popular tools of education have gotten a bit of a bad rep.

For me, during Circle Time in second grade I could not resist the girl that sat behind me who wanted to play with my hair.

**This is still a weakness of mine.  In fact, when I was teaching my own 2nd graders, if my students wanted Free Time all they had to do was send a kid to start playing with my hair and BOOM.  Lesson plans out the window.**

Well, on that fateful day when I was 7, the teacher caught us and made us write our names on the chalkboard as a punishment.

I’ll never forget that long, shame-filled walk to the chalkboard.

Thankfully, I found a few bloggers who know how to rock the chalkboard and make it an absolutely essential (and positive) part of the Back to School season.

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Another great teacher gift idea with FREE Printable Chalkboard Tag from The Crafted Sparrow.

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Your Happy Buddy can stay on top of assignments and responsibilities with this amazing Dry Erase School Chore Chart FREE Printable from The 36th Avenue.

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If you are still counting down to the first day (I am a firm believer that school really should’t begin until after Labor Day) then celebrate with this adorable Chalkboard Countdown Chain FREE Printable from Leslie Nash Designs.

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Get ready to rock your Happy Buddy’s lunch box by painting the inside of the lid with chalkboard paint like Me and My Bucket.

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Throw a cute Back to School Breakfast with these FREE Printables from Tater Tots and Jello.

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Capture those First Day of School Photos with these Years of School Chalkboard Signs from That’s What Che Said.

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These Chalkboard S’mores from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons are so easy and sure to score some brownie points with your Happy Buddy’s teacher!

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Transform your plain sandwich boxes like Through the Eyes of the Mrs. with a small bit of chalkboard paint and write a new message on their container everyday!

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Find these sweet FREE Printable Chalkboard Love Notes from Bloom Designs.

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Finally, whip together a couple of these awesome and easy Chalkboard Placemats from Giggles Galore for a little mealtime excitement!

After this post I think my chalkboard wounds have been healed. :-)

Happy Back to School Chalkboard Inspirations-ing!

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4 thoughts on “Back to School Chalkboard Inspirations

  1. I love these ideas!! I tried to post a comment before but don’t think it worked. If there r two than I’m sorry :). I think chalkboards r awesome but I wanted to find an easier way than the paint so I found black shelf liner (home depot!). It’s just the same and sooo easy. Downside-you have to erase with damp cloth, good thing-you can cut into whatever shape you want! We had a pond with little animals on our wall :). You can peel and stick wherever whenever :)

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