DIY Pick a Student Sticks to the teacher
the disclosure: this post is sponsored by Michaels Stores. All opinions are 100% my own!
the teacher can pick a student sticks to the students in the class, or distribute to classroom tasks right! So easy to make.
I’m a big fan of teachers. I kind of have to, because my mom has a master’s degree in teaching! But seriously, I have the greatest respect for the teachers and what they do. It’s one of the most difficult tasks, and one thing I know from my mother is that you spend a lot of your own money in the class for decorations and other props to facilitate your life.
So I’m here with a fun DIY that is inexpensive, while at the same time helps the teachers to make your job a little easier – select a student sticks!
What are pick a student sticks, you ask? Well, the teachers have enough on your mind to remember without trying, who called you to the past, or who needs a task is assigned to. These sticks make this job much easier!
ways to Use These Sticks
The idea is that every student gets a stick with your name on it, and you keep all the sticks in a container. One side of the stick, the student’s name, and the other side has a design. All the sticks start with the name. If a student’s name is selected, is turned over the floor to indicate you’ve been called/selected. You can repeat until all the sticks are flipped over, and then you start from the beginning! To distribute it’s a great way to pretty to your students. You can use these for:
Random selection of students in the class for answering questions, handing in papers, etc.
distribution of tasks among the students
Alternately during the games
The grouping of pupils according to abilities (color or paper design-coding)
There’s really no limit to the possibilities. AND – I think I've mentioned, they are inexpensive too! I have all of my supplies from Michaels. I’ll show you how below. But before I do that, you need to know that Michaels is a great support to the teachers. Did you know that you can take 15% off your entire order at Michaels with your teacher discount?? Pretty awesome.
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DIY Pick a Student Sticks
Collect These Supplies
Jumbo craft sticks
Mod smorgasbord of Hard Coat
Scrapbook paper in a variety of patterns – scraps, which work perfectly for this!!!!
acrylic paint in a variety of colors
Sharpie (regular or oil-based works)
Craft knife and Mat
Start by painting the sticks with the acrylic paints of your choice. Share colors according to your ability, or any other measurement. Paint the sticks in front and back (you only need to paint half-way down). Let dry.
place is a little bit of Mod-hodgepodge Hard layer on a piece of paper; enough for the craft stick.
Insert the craft stick down on the paper – about half way down. You can see that I mark as measured with a pencil. I wanted it to be exact!
Repeat with all of your craft sticks and paper and let them dry.
the Trim around the paper. I used scissors to round near the top.
I Then used a craft knife at the sides down, just because I’m a cutter knife ninja! You can with a pair of scissors.
Once you’re done, repeat the Mod-smorgasbord-and-paper steps with the other side of the craft stick and the same pattern of paper. One for each student in the class!
you Write your name on the craft sticks with a Sharpie. To write if you're wondering what you can use else with (that you Mod hodgepodge about), I have pins a guide all about the use of Mod-hodgepodge with ink, ballpoint pens, pencils, and much more. My guide will let you know what lubricates and what doesn’t.
Once your ink is dry, only Mod smorgasbord of over the top.
select a student-sticks are finished and ready to roll for a new school year!
One of my favorite part of making this was the choice of the papers. Michaels has so many fun options in the scrapbook paper. I mean, avocados? Hello!?!?!knowing br> I’d love if you let this – me know in the comments. They are so easy and fun and your students will love you! A great start for the new school year.