Monday, August 25, 2014

Spacemen


We call these fellows "spacemen."  That's because they create space between words.  All my kids use them at the beginning of the year with some of our handwriting routines.  Some kids choose to use them during writing workshop too.  As the year progresses, they're rarely used at all.  They're quite handy when first growing accustomed to spaces though.  I can't take credit for the idea.  I borrowed it from a creative kindergarten teacher years ago.  Now feel free to borrow it from me.


Thanks Tara for the linky.



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14 comments:

  1. So cute!!!! I LOVED spacemen when I taught 1st! I used the old fashioned clothespins and let students turn them into people.
    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Laurie, that's a fun twist in the idea!

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  2. Haha - love it - never heard of it - have some who could use it!
    Sara

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    1. Sara, yep, don't we all? It's a great little trick that sure helps. :)

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  3. Cute little space men! They are a great visual way for students to see the space between words!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thanks Lori. Some kids need them more than others, but they do tend to help. :)

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    1. Ann, thank you. I'm glad someone was creative so I could steal it. :)

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  5. Where did you find the spacemen clip art?

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    1. Mrs. B, I googled images of spacemen or astronaut clip art. I'm glad it was rather easy.

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  6. I make these too but yours are much cuter!
    Grade ONEderful

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    1. Barb, cute isn't necessarily my goal in life, but it worked out this time. :)

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  7. Brilliant! I think I'll use this on Monday as it is desperately needed ;)

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  8. Leigh Anne I'm glad to hear this will come in handy.

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