Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Customized letter strip for desk

In elementary schools just about every student in K-3rd grade has a laminated letter strip stuck to the top edge of their desk.  By this time of year, these strips are looking pretty ratty since they have been wonderful fidget toys for antsy children.
How about the student making a replacement letter strip? Use clearly lined paper to aid in correct letter formation and have the student select their best-formed letter pairs. Cut the paper into upper case-lower case letter pairs and glue them on a second sheet of lined paper.

Part of the perceptual challenge is lining the black guidelines up correctly on the receiving sheet of lined paper.
We'll laminate the custom letter guide strip, or slip it inside a protective sheet before securing it to the desk.  Maybe it'll last until June 17th.....

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