Thursday, July 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Writing Spaceman {freebie}

Hey yall! Happy 4th!

Don't forget that my whole TPT shop is on sale today. If you've had your eye on any of my packs, now is the time to snag them!

button by the tattooed teacher

This week's throwback is actually a post that I wrote for the Teacher Feature over at Teaching Blog Addict...and it includes a freebie!

*****Originally posted on September 16, 2012*****
I wanted to share a little resource that I used with my kiddos to help them with writing. In the primary grades, when students are just learning to write, they seemtowriteeverylittlewordlikethis.
Now, I know we can all read that...I mean, we are teachers! But those sweet little guys still need to do it right, yes?
I know that there are tons of different ways to help students remember the spacing with their writing. In the past we have used our fingers, popsicle sticks, eraser name it!
But last year I made these little guys for my kiddos and they loved them!

Every time my littles were working on their writing, they pulled out their spacemen {and spacewomen!} and got to it! They just LOVED getting to use these little guys! We even learned a little jingle to help us remember :)
Your littles can have fun with these spacemen, too! Just click on the picture to download.
Quick tip for these guys-don't try to cut around every little nook and cranny...that will take forever! I usually cut around the body in the circle. But you DO need to cut the top portion out around the lines! This will make a .5 inch space for primary students using handwriting paper.
Also, because these are pretty small, they will definitely need to be laminated. I would even suggest using a small personal laminator, because I have found those to be more sturdy than the big laminator machines found in many schools.
After you finish downloading, I would love for you all to come check me out at my new Facebook page!
Later, yall!


  1. Cute little spaceman! Where do the kids keep them? I really want to try this! Happy 4th!

  2. So stinkin' cute!! I am going to have them put them in their pencil bags :)
    Mrs. Cobb's Kindersprouts

  3. I am linking up with Throwback Thursday. I love the astronauts! I am a new follower!

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs


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