Dry Speckles

Yesterday one of my dry-erase markers was dried out. The cap was sitting loosely on it, so I think maybe someone dropped it on the cap. When that happens, the cap can sometimes crack and dry the marker out.

A while back, I saw THIS video about how to re-vitalize a dried out dry-erase marker. I decided to try it on my non-working marker.

Bad idea.

My students thought it was hilarious.

After swinging it for a little bit, I noticed that I was spraying the room with dark red dry-erase ink. Oops.

It came off the floor and cabinets easily enough, but I think it will be on the ceiling tiles permanently. And I’m going to have to replace the Christian flag in my room. It looks like it’s been through a battle scene in a movie or something.

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5 Responses to Dry Speckles

  1. Lauren says:

    Ha! I shouldn’t laugh, but that was very well-written! At least we know that the method works, if perhaps a little too well. I think some white-out and a tall kid should fix this next issue. 🙂

  2. Deborah says:

    I just store mine upside-down.

  3. Debbie says:

    I’m laughing… and you’ve made a memory for your kids to tell about for years to come. Hey, you never know until you try! Can you wash the flag, get it dry cleaned? Oxy clean is awesome stuff! Magic eraser? More trying! You never know….

  4. Gretchen says:

    I think the problem is that is bad science. There is no such thing as “centrifugal force.”

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