TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - We found some Lawndale Elementary students writing on their desks.
Using a dry erase marker they take part in a group lesson.
Teacher April West said, "Now that we've done this as a group and I show them what we're talking about I send them off. They independently do it by themselves. If they get confused or feel like they forgot how to do the work they come back and look at their desk."
You may be asking why not use the traditional pencil and paper?
Those items are still used, but this teacher says using the desk to write on that's right in front of students helps keep them interested.
West said, "They are engaged and they like to see the different colors. It's kind of going against the rules of you don't write on the desk."
Student Nicholas Gransinger said, "It's fun because we get to write on our desks. We didn't get to do that in second or third grade."
Student Jaritza Candanedo said, "You can use different colors and it's kind of boring to write on pieces of paper."
The teacher also says this, in a small way, helps conserve paper.
We asked about the cleanup.
West said, "All you need is a Clorox wipe and a little bit of elbow grease and it comes right off."
Only certain types of desks can withstand this kind of treatment.
Students should ask their teacher before trying it in their own classroom.