Have you heard of Boogie Boards? I am not referring to the board that you used in swim class to practice kicking. I am talking about LCD eWriter by iMPROV Electronics.
I have been using them around the house and with my own kiddos this summer. I love how durable they are. My 2 year old has done about everything she can to it and it has held up. She is not a dainty 2 year old. She is rough and tough, so that is saying something. Have I mentioned that it is scratch resistant? Perfect!
My son is starting Kindergarten in the fall, so we have been practicing letter formation with him. You may or may not know that he has Cerebral Palsy, so fine motor is a challenge for him. I love that the Boogie Board Original came with magnets, so I can easily attach it to any magnetic surface. This is key for him because he has more control on an elevated surface.
I love to use the Sync 9.7 with him too, so we can track his progress. I can easily add notes to his work before saving with the date and how the board was positioned. It becomes a quick way to save his work and to track progress.
So what is a Boogie Board and why do I NEED one in my classroom?
As I said before it is an LCD eWriter. It is a great alternative to paper practice and it also takes away the pressure of getting it right the first time. If you make a mistake you just push erase and it is gone! I am so excited to use this in my classroom for Daily 5 Word Work practice among other uses. I know my students are going to love the alternative to paper pencil practice and the excitement of using technology. Really the possibilities are endless with the Boogie Boards. I have been talking mostly about the Original, but the Sync is even MORE amazing! You can actually save your work, hook it up to a computer, and retrieve your file. How great would that be for documentation of progress or for accountability of independent work?!
I have to be completely honest! I have been using the Boogie Boards for my own personal use around the house too. I have one hanging on my refrigerator with a "to-do" list and the other by my desk with a TPT creation "to-do" list. I love that I am not wasting paper with my endless lists AND the Boogie Board Original is small enough to slip in my purse to go to the grocery store.
I am truly in love with this product and can not wait to use it in my classroom full of first graders! I see more than one in my future! Do you??