My mom recently visited and she came with lots of goodies for me. One thing she brought me were these adorable shark clothespins, and anyone who knows me knows that I am absolutely crazy for sharks.
It is on my bucket list to cage dive with great whites, that’s how insane I am.
But these super cute shark clothespins gave me an idea for my classroom.
I’ve used clothespin activities in the classroom before and it’s a great dual way to practice an academic concept and motor skills at the same time. So I created these alphabet picture assessment strips for easy use in the classroom.
All that you need to create this simple assessment tool in your classroom is:
- 4 clothespins
- Alphabet Assessment Strips (grab them FREE here)
- Animals for clothespins (grab a shark FREE here)
To create your clothespins, simply print the resource linked above, cut out and glue to the clothespins.
To create the alphabet assessment strips, print the resource linked above.
Then cut the assessment strips out.
Next, you’ll need to single hole punch on the grey circle at the top of each strip.
After you’ve put a hole through each strip, you’ll need a 1″ binder ring. You can put the strips in any order or you can keep them in the order I’ve put them in on the freebie. Once you attach the binder ring, you’re ready to play!
That’s it! I love the power of a short and sweet assessment process, especially for my little friends.
How do you assess students in your classroom? Check out this blog post for 8 assessments to track data for new IEP goals.