Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tried it Tuesday: Gel Highlighers

Today, I'm once again linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried it Tuesday linky! Today, I'm sharing my "renewed" love affair with Sharpie's Gel Highlighters. Have you seen them? I actually tried them last year and sort of had a love hate relationship with them because some of my students got a hold of them and totally smashed all the tops! Ugh! So, I bought them again and thought I'd give them another try with a new round of kiddos who clearly understand that "my desk is my desk!"

In Michael Scott fashion, I thought I'd make a pro and con list.

Pros: They look like normal highlighters on the outside but when you take off the cap the normal marker tip is more like a crayon. This is great because it can't "dry out" and it doesn't smear wet ink or sharpie marker! Bonus! You also know when they are "out" because you twist them up like a crayon to use them. This is great because at least you're aware you're running low on highlighters - if that's a problem of yours. The colors are bright and noticeable - so you don't have to compromise on your color. Sharpie doesn't disappoint! You can also find them at any office supply store like Office Max. I've also seen them at Target and Walmart.

Cons: The cons are, of course, the can get crushed and flattened than then make uneven marks. However, I do love that the yellow still looks yellow and does not take on other colors. My only wish is that were were more colors. I miss purple. Right now there are only five colors. They are also more expensive than your average highlighter. So make sure they are kept in your teacher toolbox away from the kiddos!

Can't wait to see what you tried this week!


  1. Why don't I know about these highlighters??!!! I was just at Office Depot tonight-I will have to try these out! Thanks for sharing Amanda!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. Oh...I have a whole box of highlighters in my closet that the kids put away when sorting school supplies. I will need to go dig through there and see if we have any before I purchase some. Thanks for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Hmm, I might have to check these out! Love me some fun highlighters! :)


  4. These look great!! Have I told you how much I LOVE your blog? I just spent the last 20 minutes looking through your old posts (sorry I am just now playing catch up!). I love how you arrange your anchor charts on the clothesline. My anchor charts never look that good but I need to get better at finding a way to display them so the students can refer to them longer. Your blog is just FULL of so many amazing ideas!! Thank you for all the inspiration! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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