I have a confession to make.
Thanks to pinterest, I am slightly addicted to using Popsicle sticks in the classroom.
My use of them this prior year was very simple but I wanted to spice them up a bit.
My students are given a number at the beginning of the year. It goes on their desk and is a reference for how I display test scores, grades, call them to line up, etc. I have a can of popsicle sticks on my teacher computer cart that has their numbers at the top. Whenever we are doing an activity where I want to illicit a response I use the sticks to randomly call on students to answer questions, come up to the board to complete a problem, or provide a closure to the lesson. I also use the system for randomly picking buddy pairs and cooperative groups. It works wonders.
So I mixed up a batch of these bad boys for this school year;
fun and funky
front side with student numbers
the sticks displayed
aren't they super cute?
my fly pot. It's for sale here: FLY in the ohlovelyoil shop
Next up:...sight word chant sticks.
Found them on pinterest
how stinking cute are these? If you follow the link to the blog which will take you to GrowingKinders, you to can scoop this freebie. I knew these sticks would be a great addition to my word study lesson plans and activities and the kid will love these.
All you need is the free print outs from growing kinders, Popsicle sticks, nd some good ole modge podge.
I decided to paint my sticks because well ...I'm craftastic like that.
Here's how mine turned out:
I am not going to use this jar but i thought it was cute to display them in.
look at that colorful tip goodness
front side of the stick has the name of the chant/activity
back side describes it:)
I have some more ideas (at least 3 more) that I am going to be making and will post those when finished.
In the meantime you should also check out 4th grade frolics and see her multiple choice sticks she made with Popsicle sticks.
now off you gooooooooooooooooo to be inspired.