Frugal Friday #1

Welcome to my favorite day of the week! 🙂

Frugal Friday | Kristen's Kindergarten

During the summer on Friday’s, I will share with you some frugal ideas I use in my classroom.

First up…black socks!

Yes, black socks!!

Best idea ever!

Frugal Friday | Kristen's Kindergarten

We use black socks in our classroom for a couple of things, but mostly as erasers.

We used to use tissues as dry erase erasers on our whiteboards, but each child would have to get up and get one each time we needed one…wasted too much time!

I thought that there had to be a better option–I started thinking of things that could erase the dry erase marker and came up with SOCKS!!  Black socks of course…they hide all the mess that gets erased, so they are perfect for the job!

The best part is that when they get dirty, I can bring them home, toss them in the washer and they are good as new!

They work great on dry erase boards, sheet protectors, clear pockets, and my dry erase stick on stars!  They even erase dry erase crayon. 🙂

We have also been known to use them as mitten substitutes if someone cannot find one of theirs. 🙂

Do you have any Frugal Friday ideas you would like to share?

Leave a comment below and I’ll pick my favorite Frugal Friday idea to receive my dry erase friendly Binder Pack #1!!

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About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on June 13, 2014, in Binders, Dry Erase, Frugal Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I also use BLACK socks! I hear facial cleanser pads ( 24 for $1 ) from the dollar store work as erasers also…I am willing to try ANYTHING cheap! Thanks! Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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  2. I bought microfiber towels in my room colors from the $ store then cut them into 4 pieces each to use with our dry erase boards, then I would take them home and wash them every couple of weeks. However I love your black sock idea since you can’t see all the black marks! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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  3. It’s along the same lines as your idea, but we use black gloves for erasers.
    sara.iteachk@gmail.com

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  4. We use socks too, but white ones that the kids bring. I LOVE the idea of black ones though because they’re always looking for the cleanest ones 🙂

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