My little firsties had a hard time reaching the board especially in the beginning of the year. I brought in a step stool for them. I also have a variety of long sparkle wands and finger pointers for the kiddos to use. For easy to reach areas, a tennis ball is the best tool of all! It keeps dirty fingers off the board and objects slide around easily! Then, when you like, you can put the tennis ball in the wash! Genius! I no longer allow fingers on the board. When the board does get dirty, use blue Windex and a microfiber cloth to clean it.
Here's a great link for Smartboard lessons for anything you may ever want! This site is amazing!
Too much computer time tonight. Seeing double here! Have a happy Monday. Hope it will be the start of another great week! My student teacher assumes full responsibility this week. It's so hard to let go. I'm going to get into some unit planning projects for the team and just try not to miss being with my kiddies too much!