Thursday, July 25, 2013

Read and Write Around the Room

Where is summer going? I only have weeks left! I love summer, but I am getting excited to go back. My kids have always LOVED to Read Around the Room.I have always given them simple pointers and told them to go look for words. This year, I decided I wanted a pointer for ever letter and I wanted recording sheets. So, I created these adorable pointers. I used a d'nealian font.

 I printed the stars off. They come in both upper and lower case letters. I ran them through my little purple cow laminator. I painted both sides of the popsicle sticks black with acrylic paint.I hot glued the stars to the sticks after they dried (acrylic paint dries fast). I squeezed it for a few moments to make sure they were on tight. To make the holder, I started with an empty, cleaned out, tomato can. I cut my scrap book paper and used Mod Podge to attach it to the can. I have not used Mod Podge before, but found it to be fairly simple. I used a paint brush to spread the Mod Podge on the back of the scrapbook paper. I think the key is to not use too much. My eight year old made one too, but hers bubbled because she used a lot of Mod Podge. I lined the scrap paper up with the bottom first, then pressed up. I had printed out an extra A,B, and C star to Mod Podge on over the scrapbook paper. Finally, I put Mod Podge over the entire thing and let it dry.

 I made a variety of recording sheets. Students can stamp the letter with a bingo dotter. I bought mine at the dollar tree. They work but when they are new, they leave a lot of ink and can make a mess. I prefer to have my students color them in. For the writing sheets, students can trace over dotted d'nealian letters.

You can find the whole unit at my TPT Store. I hope you enjoy these pointers as much as I do!

1 comment:

  1. Cute activity! I found you on the TpT forum. I am fairly new to TpT and blogging, too. I started in April. I am a new follower of your store and your blog!

    Teaching with TLC,
    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs