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What are the cons of using a whiteboard in place of workbooks?

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    What are the cons of using a whiteboard in place of workbooks?

    The short story is that my dd is dealing with headaches that are brought on by looking down. She has been receiving treatment for this since she was a week old, and, even though I expect eventual improvement, it is a fact of life right now. Until we can decrease the frequency and intensity of these headaches, I am considering having my dd write on a whiteboard, instead of the workbooks. I know this is not ideal. However, missing a week of school due to a headache isn't ideal either. In fact, she kind of misses out on LIFE when she has a headache. What are the cons of switching to using a whiteboard instead of a workbook, and how do I compensate? How do I keep record of her work??? TIA!

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    I honestly can’t think of a single con to this. She’s still studying, still writing, etc. I would use that whiteboard and not think twice about it.

    For records, you could take a photo of each lesson. If they’re uploaded to Dropbox, they won’t eat up your phone’s storage. But I would only do this if your state, or any services she receives, require records.
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      #3
      jen1134 Thank you! It is so nice to be able to check with more experienced moms before I make adaptations. Thank you!

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        Originally posted by Jessica Louise View Post
        The short story is that my dd is dealing with headaches that are brought on by looking down. She has been receiving treatment for this since she was a week old, and, even though I expect eventual improvement, it is a fact of life right now. Until we can decrease the frequency and intensity of these headaches, I am considering having my dd write on a whiteboard, instead of the workbooks. I know this is not ideal. However, missing a week of school due to a headache isn't ideal either. In fact, she kind of misses out on LIFE when she has a headache. What are the cons of switching to using a whiteboard instead of a workbook, and how do I compensate? How do I keep record of her work??? TIA!
        Jessica,
        I don't have the full scoop on your situation, but I will tell you that we noticed that one con of white-boarding was that there was not information IN the workbooks for later review. I solved this by taking notes for my younger kids in their guides for things we did orally. I currently do this for Christian Studies II with my 9 year old. We read and discuss, he forms a good answer, and dictates it to me. When we study for the Unit Review there's something in there to study (written by me) versus blank pages. This may not be an issue at all for you, but I wanted to share this experience in case it helps!
        Festina lentē,
        Jessica P

        2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
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          #5
          pickandgrin Thank you!

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            #6
            Thank you al!!!!! We installed a whiteboard beside my daughter's desk. She actually said, "Thank you." for it. She ENJOYED doing her R&S English on it. I am pretty surprised. I was just hoping to prevent headaches, but it was even better- she happily wrote out the entire lesson with no complaints. Thank you all for taking the time to answer my myriad of questions!

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              #7
              This is an excellent report! So happy for you!
              Festina lentē,
              Jessica P

              2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
              12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN
              10th • HLN, Latin online, MPOA
              7th • HLN & Home
              4th • HLN & Home
              Me • Third Form for Adults, MPOA; teaching TFL and co-directing @

              Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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ID:	132973 We use dry erase boards all the time. I do like ones with lines on them otherwise the handwriting goes a bit crazy. You might also look into a drafting table desk where you can angle the top surface to your desired angle. We had one that was also height adjustable. Another idea if you do need to write in a book is to get a drawing board. This one we bought with right start level G has a nice large surface with legs that make the back stand up and rubberized stops on the front so the front of the board can hang off the front edge of the table. I tried propping it up in the back to get it more vertical and it is very sturdy. We tape math worksheets to it, but the t square is attached and slid down to the bottom will keep the book from sliding off. Just another option to consider.
                Dorinda

                Plans for 2021-2022
                15th year homeschooling, 12th year with Memoria Press
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                DS 10th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata Greek Dramas
                DS 8th grade - Vita Beata Literature
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                  Mom2mthj Wow! Is there any chance that you could drop a link?

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                    #10
                    sorry I can’t seem to paste links on here since the last major update. Here is the website where I purchased mine

                    Store.rightstart.com
                    Search for deluxe drawing board

                    the brand Alvin and it is called PXB Parallel Straightedge Drawing Board if you want to look it up elsewhere. It is about $85 and I sort of choked at the price initially, but it is sturdy and really well made. I have it propped up on a my son’s chemistry book to play around with a higher angle and it still seems sturdy. Hope this helps.
                    Dorinda

                    Plans for 2021-2022
                    15th year homeschooling, 12th year with Memoria Press
                    DD College Freshman
                    DS 10th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata Greek Dramas
                    DS 8th grade - Vita Beata Literature
                    DS 3rd grade - Vita Beata Literature, Right Start F, First Form Latin

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                      Mom2mthj Thank you!

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