Teaching Spacing with Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I have decided to link on up with Michelle over at Fabulous in First for her Sunday Smorgasboard... First I want to share my anchor chart and fan freebie...

I'm sure many of you have heard of his before...it's nothing I thought up.  I've seen it several times here and there.  It is a super fun and creative way to teach proper spacing to your students.
I made this anchor chart to get started and we made chef hats too.
anchor chart for teaching proper spacing for printing, help for kindergarten and preschool

How cute would they be in their chef hats practicing printing?!?  It's such a great motivational tool and they remember it for like ever....who doesn't want that as a teacher?!?!

Just because I love my fans so much ~ I'm putting my spacing unit  { one of my first units } in my store for FREE until tomorrow night...so my email followers be sure to grab it.  I'm leaving plenty of time for you too.  It's perfect for the younger ones and great for the beginning of the year.  So head on over to my TPT store and grab it and.....leaving some love would sure make my day <3!!

teaching spacing in writing

Check it out my friends...and happy teaching!!! { It's never too early to start thinking about next year }

Next my random post about my new luggage that I am absolutely in LOVE with...hubby totally scored on this one.  I don't share this a lot but I am obsessed with giraffes so this is just amazing to me.

 and my last random bit ~~  this came in the mail this week from a giveaway I won from Run! Miss Nelson's got the camera!

Is this not the cutest thing ever!??!  I totally lucked out on this one.  Tell me about your week, products, vacations, purchases whatever...it's a smorgasboard remember and don't forget to link on up..


  1. I just downloaded it. So cute. Thank you for sharing it. I left feedback on TPT. It will be great to use with my little ones.
    Primary Paradise

  2. Thank you for sharing your little packet! Too cute!
    Aren't you so lucky for winning that adorable sign:)

  3. Okay….you can tell I teach third grade because when I read the title of your post, I thought teaching "space" meant the "solar system" . I was picturing a snack with spaghetti noodles as the orbits and meatballs as the planets. I crack myself up! Wait….maybe I'll try that! Ha ha!

    Teaching With Moxie

    1. Diane - that is classic!!! Just made me laugh so hard...the funny thing is I'm dying to go up to 3rd. It looks like it might happen the year after this upcoming one. :o)

  4. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to check it out. Love your apple hehe.

  5. I teach spacing with spaghetti and meatballs too. It's fun. The kids get it. I'm happy. (Love your luggage - so much better than my boring navy blue-the-same-as-everyone-else's!

    rubberboots and elf shoes

  6. I love giraffes too! Where did you get your California blogger pin/button? I've seen other states around and they're just so cute!
    :) Libby