Thursday, March 14, 2013

Remember Those Periods!

This is the cutest idea to help your students remember to put a period at the end of their sentence.  I stole this idea from the occupational therapist at our school, and I HAD to share it with you because I think it's a genius idea!  The kids wrote a sentence, and then glued a button down at the end as their period!


First the students wrote three sentences making sure they had finger space and a period at the end.

 
Once I checked their sentences, they could choose three, small, round buttons from the back table.

 
They placed the button on top of their periods and glued them down!

 
This was such a good reinforcement to teach periods using a button manipulative.  The kids loved it because it was different from normal sentence writing!
 


Happy writing!
 

7 comments:

  1. This is a great way to change it up. The kids must have loved it! So smart!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  2. Ah! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing friend :)
    Elizabeth
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

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  3. I like how your last example says they love their animals but only like their mom and dad. haha. :) This idea is super cute! Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Love me some buttons but I might be biased since it IS my last name :)
    This is so cute and we have many first graders that could so use this!

    ~Christy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  6. Buttons for periods... what a cute idea! :)

    Janet
    Mrs. D's Firsties

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