Playing with Words and Numbers in Early Education

Spaceman for Spaces between words

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  • #59720

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    I do this too! But we also have Captain Capital, who reminds us to use capital letters at the beginning, and Freddy Full-Stop, who reminds us to leave a full stop at the end.

    Kim

  • #59721

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    I use a similar system with my year 1s. I ask them to draw something that reminds them of space eg: moon, stars, rocket ship on the ends of a paddle pop stick. They keep this on their desks during journal/handwriting and place the paddle pop stick between words. It is working and the kids only need this prompt for a couple of weeks.

    Tania S.

  • #59722

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    As a mature-aged pre-service teacher I am finding this site so very valuable in helping me with my planning and associated activities….I am so grateful to the developer of this site and allowing us all to have access to it…Great Job!!

    Carina

  • #59723

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    This website is great I hope everyone else thinks so.
    good luck

    EmMa!!!!

  • #59724

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    This is a good idea and i cannot wait to join this.

    Anonymous

  • #59725

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    Hey great idea!!!!
    With my Year 1’s I always get them to leave two finger spaces (there hands are small) directly next to each word. I called them bunny ears so every time we write they have to remember Mr Bunny who hops along the page with them!!! They think it is very funny, but they remember it:)

    Bec M

  • #59726

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    What a great idea, I teach a special needs class in England and finding innovative ways to help them remember all sorts of conventions is always difficult. I think this one will work.

    Bev Kendall

  • #59727

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    Great idea! We always use a popsicle stick decorated with stars and gray tape (any way you want to decorate it is fine) and the width of the stick is perfect for spacing between words. We have a song to go with it…sung to the tune of Mr. Sandman….

    Mr. Spaceman
    Leave me a space….
    Make all my words go in the right place.

    The kids sing the tune when they are writing to help them remember to leave a space between their words!

    Niki Swagerty

  • #59728

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    You can also buy these at most teacher stores.They are generally made out of wood and are similar to a clothespin. They are also very reasonable

    Anonymous

  • #59729

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    Donna

  • #59730

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    Great idea! I am always reminding students to leave a space between words. This is a fun way to remind them!

    Kathryn

  • #59731

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    What a great idea. I have always used a “cut out finger” – that is a finger traced around and then copied onto coloured card and laminated – but I like the “cute spacemen” and will replace my fingers

    Kellgirl

  • #59732

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    thank you for sharing this fantastic idea. I can’t wait to make a set for my class.

    Liz

  • #59733

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    Wonderful! Thankyou!! I’ve just made my own set of space men.

    Tania

  • #59734

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    Can’t wait to use this idea with my kindys, thanks for sharing!

    Anonymous

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