I love the idea of these peel and stick chalkboards you can put around your house for messages, reminders, to practice writing, to keep a weekly calendar, or just for doodling. These are the least expensive ones I've found from the company "Wallies." They make the chalkboard ones in several different colors and you can purchase them in packs of 2 or 4. I also like the dry erase version. Visit their website here: www.wallies.com.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!