Here are my top 3 reasons why I greatly dislike (aka hate) chalk:
- It gets everywhere - gotta love it when you realize that you have chalk dust on your pants and you don't know how long it has been there!
- It dries out your hands - I want to wash my hands every time I touch the stuff!
- I lose my voice when I use it on a regular basis - true story! When I first started teaching I would lose my voice by the end of each week. It took me a long time to realize that it wasn't from talking too much. It was from the chalk! The year they put a white board in my room I didn't lose my voice once. Crazy!
In my current classroom I have a white board as well as chalkboards. Instead of using chalk I use chalk pens. True it takes me longer to clean it off, but it is SO worth it!