Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cootie Catcher or Attention Grabber?

Kansas Cootie Catcher

"Can we review our facts for Social Studies time?" Yes... those words are coming from my classroom! My students love to make cootie catchers (or what they call fortune tellers). I could ban them from the room but I believe in using whatever is handy to teach my lessons! I created this pattern in Word and they did the rest! This morning, I watched as they folded their papers, helped their friends with their cootie catchers, and walked around the room quizzing each other with smiles on their faces. They had so much fun and got some other valuable things from the experience, along the way! 
If you would like to try one for yourself, click here for the file.