The kids loved them so I thought my first grade kiddos might enjoy them too.
I headed out to the dollar store and bought 2 packages of 4 for $2. I took them to school a couple months ago and they were such a hit. I have a disco ball hanging up in the center of my classroom for my Rock 'n Roll theme and the little lights reflect off it really well around my room. My kiddos thought that was the coolest thing ever that day.
Well, we have been getting out those little lights every once and awhile when I had a reason to. After reading The Teacher Wife's blog post a couple days ago I saw how we should be using them!
This is how we used them today:
Here's a close up at what the lights look like.
Oh. my. goodness.
I don't think guided reading groups will ever be the same. I actually had to force my kiddos to leave the table today.
...Can't we just read one more book?!
...Can we use these again tomorrow?
...Can I take this home with me?
Since my lights have elastic they were kinda snug on some of my kiddos' fingers so I told them to take them off and just hold it. It didn't really matter as long as they could use them to point and follow along as they read.
I can't wait to let the rest of my kiddos use them tomorrow. My class was trying so hard to keep busy during Daily Five, but most of them kept peeking to see what the group at the table was doing with those cool lights.
Thank you so much for sharing this great idea, Lindsey! She also mentions who she heard this idea from on her blog so go check out their posts too! :)
I have 8 cute little lights, but one is already out so I'm headed back to the dollar store. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they still have these!!
Do you have any other ideas for these lights? I'd love to hear more ideas!!