Jenny Harrelson, who has homeschooled four children, says, “My kids love the paddles! And I appreciate the convenience of always having everything together. The dry erase marker with the eraser snaps right into the paddle.”
Here are some ways parents can use KleenSlate Response Paddles at home:
- Test preparation: Drill kids by having them write spelling words, vocabulary definitions, math facts or short answer questions on a paddle.
- Practice handwriting: Using the lined side of a paddle, kids can practice making manuscript or cursive letters. Call out a letter and have the child write it in upper and lower case.
- Writing assignment preparation: Brainstorm topics for a writing assignment or list potential details.
- Scratch paper: Have kids use the paddle in the place of scratch paper for working out math problems, trying out the spelling of words, and noting questions while reading.
Richele McFarlin reviews the KleenSlate Response Paddle for use in the home in an article on Families.com. McFarlin concludes, “The versatility and portability make this a must have product . . .”
Want more tips for how to use Response Paddles at home? Download and print this PDF file of Laura Candler’s article “Terrific White Board Tips.”
Please let us know how you have used Response Paddles at home when schooling your children.