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Beautiful Ornate Drawings

ChalkChalk board or black board work is used widely as a teaching medium in the classroom. It is especially useful for children's quizzes and rub-out memory verses during childrens mission activities. With adults, the chalk board is also handy for recording comments in group sessions or in listing major points in presentations. It is therefore a good investment for any organisation to buy or better still make a number of boards, some fixed on walls and others portable. Many small groups working around a table might prefer a table stand for their chalk board visuals.

Dust Free Chalks

Chalk Board and ChalkYellow and white chalks and other colors too are available in a dust free type, which is free of dust. Chalkboard paint in dark green can be purchased from most large paint stores for home made boards, and don't forget to round off the corners of the board like a TV screen. Finally, felt erasers which clean up the chalk are available for restoring a clean board after use. An interesting variation on chalk board is the type of pastel work currently popular with some open-air workers who draw intricate designs on open pavements. Beautifully ornate drawings in a myriad of colors can also be used to bring the Gospel message alive.✞

Dedication to Teaching

Pavement Chalk ArtI will always recall a much loved and quietly eccentric history master at my grammar school in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Mr. William Williamson was deeply in love with his subject which happened to be history. Though he had been retired and brought back a number of times, he still took great pains and enthusiasm during the morning and afternoon breaks when his colleagues were drinking their cups of tea and coffee to spend his time instead sketching out a panoramic scene on the class chalk board in a multiplicity of colors.

Commitment

BlackboardMr. Williamson's "Battle of Waterloo" was breathtakingly action packed, his "Charge of the Light Brigade" electrifying! Yet all he used was a blackboard, some colored chalks and a lot of loving care. The greatly loved Mr. Williamson, had a passionate concern to share the love of his life, which was his history with the boys who were his students. Christians have much to learn about dedication from the likes of him.

"Chalkboard Work"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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