Friday, April 22, 2011

Do You Strip?


Okay is it just me or did you figure out this idea much later in your teaching career? I make million of books each year for my class but never thought to create them this way and stack them to cut them out three at a time. Granted  this only works for this style book but I was a little slow to make a connection and format it so I could slam them out at twice the speed. So, if you do not know this little trick I am whispering this in your ear because, someone will point this out to you and you will feel so ... you know what! Strip books are fun for the kids and I use them for math facts all the time.  Do you like this idea? Try it!
Here is my book and just leave me a comment about what you do for this unit and follow me if you want to...   Click right here and tell your class this is a gift from me.

18 comments:

Ms. Helms said...

Thanks for sharing! This is great. I am just sad that I won't be able to use this until the fall because that is when we learn about our country.

Thanks again!

Michelle said...

hi Fran,
I am LOVING your blog and can't wait to use some of your nifty ideas when I go back to teaching in January - just thought I'd let you know that I'm doind a state study with printables on my blog....I'm actally a bit further with the "making" than I am with the "posting" so If you think you could use anything, I'd be more than happy to email you.
Check it out and see what you think

http://thoughtsofesme.blogspot.com/2011/04/trekking-across-states-colorado-finally.html

Michelle
ps - also check out my printables page because there are LOTS of kindergarten things on there.

Ali said...

I strip!!! When I can :)

Thanks for sharing!! This is a great book! I will definitely be using this in June around Flag Day! It will be great to talk about the many symbols of our country!

Ali

What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

Fran Kramer said...

Dear Michelle,
I love you for your generosity. I will check out your blog when I am on my lunch break. Thanks for your
comments. What a wonderful way to start my morning!
Fran

Lauren Morse said...

That method also works well for "half page" books. For the books with pages that I cut in half, I always make my original with the same thing on both halves. Then you can copy the stack and make one cut. There's never any sorting the pages back out to make a book. Not sure if I explained that well, but I think it's the same method you used for this book.

Allison said...

What a great idea! That would save me a lot of time!

Meredith said...

Love how you strip!!! :) Will use this next week to start the unit.
By the way, I used your celery painting idea today to paint flowers. I shaded the paint to give diminsion and they turned out "fab"! Best of all, they loved their paint day.

Fran Kramer said...

Dear Meredith,
I am so glad you liked this idea. Now you have to send me a picture so I can see or post it!
Fran

tmarie said...

I love to make take home booklets this way. The same booklet page is on each half of the book, run it through the machine - which double staples it also, cut it in half and you are done!

Love the strip book you created. I am printing it to file with my American Symbols unit, ready to go for next year!

Jenny said...

Love the strip book for the American Symbols! I love making books with my kids and this one will be a great one to use to review the Symbols.

rooneyhunt said...

Hi Fran!

Love your blog as I have been "following" for a while. This book will be a great addition to my unit when I do it again next year (February). Thanks for sharing!

~ Amy

loularkin said...

Thank you! I just found your blog and boy am I hooked! You are amazing and generous. I will keep coming back for more. BTW... I found you because of the Math Work Stations book study. I had just bought the book and I am soooo excited to learn some new ideas.
Jennifer

Melissa said...

You are truly amazing! I teach 1st, but can use several of your generous freebies in my grade too!
I have a website, but you've inspired me to start a blog as well...yikes! Thanks again.

Kelly said...

This is such a great idea! I'll be "stripping" in August! :0) Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

I love your idea of strip books. I know my kids will love using the dot markers with them. Your site is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas.

Mrs. Krouskop-Smith said...

This will be a great addition to our book baskets this year. Thank you for sharing!

Kool Kinders

Keys4Education said...

Fran - this is perfect for our upcoming social studies unit.

Thanks a million! I love your blog! :o)

Heather said...

Thank you! This is perfect for next week!