Elle Campbell over at Stuff You Can Use has a great post on making your own dry erase boards for your office. Or the youth room should you see a possibility there (announcements, job boards, ‘shout out’ board, etc.). I feel like such a slacker just having a generic board in my office now.
IÂ have three of these custom dry erase boards in my officeâ€¦
A 12-MONTH SCOPE & SEQUENCE.Â On this board (pictured at the top â€“ itâ€™s blank at the moment) I chart our teaching plan for the school year. This board has twelve mini-calendars, representative of the entire year. On them, I chart the timing of our teaching series (which will usually be six weeks long this year) and the specific topic for each week. This helps me see whatâ€™s coming up and gives me a quick holistic view of what weâ€™ll be doing with our students over the course of a year.
A 2-MONTH CALENDAR.Â The purpose of this board is pretty obvious: upcoming events. While I have a full listing ofÂ allÂ the yearâ€™s events elsewhere, I like being able to see whatâ€™s coming up on our ministry calendar at a glance. Seeing two months at a time seems to work best for me.
A BIRTHDAY CALENDAR.Â Iâ€™ve got a lot of people on my team whose birthdays I want to remember. Staff members, Small Group Leaders, Greeters, and Cafe volunteers. As you can see, I only have staff membersâ€™ birthdays marked at the moment. Iâ€™ll add the rest of my team all at once, when our volunteer teams for the new school year are finalized. Prior to our weekly gatherings, I can take a peek at this calendar, see whose birthdays are coming up, and pull some notes and gift cards together for them (I keep blank note cards and $5 gift cards in my office at all times).
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We have a rolling 6’x4′ dry erase board that was framed with 2x4s and placed wheels to be able to move around the church. Ours is not nearly as attractive.