Friday, August 10, 2012

DIY Chalkboard Career Messages Idea

This is my first post in my effort to share more ideas with you! You didn't think MORE ideas were possible, right? ;)

School Counselor Blog Facebook Page fan asked me about an image I shared awhile back. It was a picture of students holding up a chalkboard sign with what they want to be when they grow up.

I can't remember where I first saw this. I swear I saw it on Scholastic's Facebook page... but regardless I pinned it because I totally loved this picture and this idea!

This idea would be great as a bulletin board or display at your school! If I was working in a school this year I would love do to this... but as most of you know I am going back to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D.

So....

To create a DIY version of this you could take pictures of students holding a chalkboard, whiteboard, or even a piece of paper with their future career choice written on it.

To make your own chalkboard speech bubble you could use chalkboard contact paper and on a black foam board like Jordan at Oh Happy Day! did.
You could also use Rust-Olium Chalkboard Spray or another kind of chalkboard spray paint on cardboard or foam board.

I personally use my iPhone to take pictures of everything. It would be super easy to use the FREE Instagram App to take pictures of students and to make the photos black and white.  Instagram also formats pictures as a square so that would be great too!

How would you use this Chalkboard Career Message idea at your school? Have you ever made a DIY chalkboard?

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitter, PinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

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