Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teaching on Tuesdays

Most of you know, outside the blog world, I'm a first grade teacher. 

Today is my first tip - and I'm proud to say, this is my own original idea. I've not seen anyone else use this. Also, you're about to learn a little about my personal life. Ha!

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I've been saving these little sleeves for months now. If they look familiar, it's because they're birth control packaging. I know, it's a bit 'hoarder-ish' of me to still have them (and also a bit awkward of me to show them to the whole wide world!) My idea is to use them as portable sight word practice folders. Plus, if you use dry-erase markers on the shiny, see-through portion they can trace over the word or LOTS of other ideas. For now, I have half a class set or enough for students to practice in pairs. Or I could even use these little things during small group instruction. 

Do you have some ideas? Please share... Do tell, do tell !  And.... I know, I know, it's a little weird but it's also quite practical. :o) I have more tips to come....

Get your fashion on
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5 comments:

city said...

.thanks for sharing

bonbon said...

I'm a teacher too! And you are a genius saving all your birth control packaging! That's what I love about teachers! They're so dang resourceful! Just found your blog and I've loved getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

new follower :)
bonnie
bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

True Agape said...
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True Agape said...

Hey Jana,

It was nice to meet you at the teacher workshop today! Great idea on this post as well! I have thought, "Man these have to be good for something! Just what?" Now I know!

Cassie from True Agape

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

Hahaha love this idea! How resourceful of you ;-)

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