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Paint Strips: Not Just For Painting!


It is time for another Bright Idea for your classroom!  Have you discovered the colorful fun of using paint strips in your class?  There are so many different ways to use them!



There are different sizes and number of boxes on the strips.  The bright colors will appeal to your students as well as just keeping it new and fresh for them to have a new way of writing.  Keeping kids engaged is half the battle!

Using paint strips for character traits and beginning, middle, and end

The three boxes strips are just the right size for Beginning, Middle, and End of the story.  They also work great for using evidence to prove your answers.

Using paint strips for main idea and supporting details in reader's notebooks

I don't have my students do a lot of gluing or coloring in our reader's notebooks.  We just don't have the time.  But the paint strips can be glued into the notebooks.  Easy way to add interest and color!  The strips with four boxes work great for main idea and supporting details.

using paint strips for word families

The longer strips with more boxes work really well for word families.

using paint strips for better word choice

We talk a lot about better word choice in my room and not using the same words over and over.  The paint strips are just right for this!

using paint strips for sound boxes

I also like the idea of using the paint strips for sound boxes.  So easy- just hand them out with some buttons.  If your students are ready to add letters, then the paint strips can be written on too!

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11 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using paint samples for main idea!!!

    THANK YOU!
    Literacy Without Worksheets

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    1. Thank you Bridget! The boxes make it so easy for them to organize their thoughts.

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  2. I've never used paint strips before, but if I do, I now know many things I can do with them!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. So many ways to use them, Tammy. The boxes on them make it easy to organize their writing.

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  3. I picked up a few new ways to use them! Thanks! (I always feel like I am stealing when I take strips from Home Depot.. it's like an undercover top secret mission to take stacks of them at one time... LOL.)

    Jennifer from
    Simply Kinder

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    2. So many different ways to use them, Jennifer. Just ask at the store- mine are happy to give me some. :)

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  4. Oh my goodness! I just grabbed a whole bunch of these because I though "there has to be SOMETHING I can do with these..." What a great idea! I love the idea to use them for rhyming! :)
    G-Iron Tutor

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    1. I agree, so many different ways to use them! Glad you found some new ideas!

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  5. How much does your local paint store charge you for these?

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    1. I am not charged anything. The workers in the stores told me that it was fine. One in particular said that I could have as many as I needed.

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