Our chalkboard tote has a real chalkboard so you or your child can write a special message or draw a picture before giving it to your teacher and that message can be erased and changed to whatever the teacher wants it to say. She may want to write her name, or organize items for a certain class subject. There are many possibilities for this fun but practical gift. One piece of chalk and chalk holder are included with the tote. This is also a great gift idea for a new teacher graduation or retirement teacher gift.