Learning to Tie our Shoes

Hi everyone!
   With a class of 30 tying shoes can take up a big part of my day.  I don't teach my students how to tie their shoes, because I don't want to interfere with the methods their parents are teaching them at home, but I do recognize my students when they have mastered the skill.


On one of my doors I have an "I can tie my shoes!" board.  Whenever a student learns to tie their shoes they get a shoe template printed on card stock that they color and cut out.  I add a picture of them and some yarn to complete the project.  This door is always a big motivator for the students, and also for the parents who often come in and take a picture of their student's shoe once they have achieved shoe-tyer status : )  These students are also my helpers, and are always more than happy to help tie another students shoes to practice their skills.  Since introducing this board a couple of years ago I have spent a lot more time instructing, and a lot less time tying! : )




3 comments

  1. Cori,

    That is a cute idea! We have done things like that with shoe tying and other things. We keep them in a book called the Yellow Page (like a phone book). The kiddos can look up who to go to for help. =)

    You have a super cute blog. I am happy to be your newest follower! =)

    I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. I have lots and lots of *freebies*! =)


    Heather
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  2. Thanks Heather!!! I went over and visited your blog, and was happy to become your 1500 follower!!! Wow! What a super cute blog, can't wait to dive into your older posts!

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  3. Thank you so much Cori! Some of my posts from August and September might be where you want to start. My kiddos are usually coming into First grade not knowing all of their letters and sounds so we spend A LOT of time on that at the beginning of the year. We do lots with Lips the Fish and Stretchy Snake if you use them too. =)


    Heather
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