I wasn't actually looking for these cool sticky notes... they found me while I was aimlessly walking around Target looking for brass paper fasteners... which I never found, by the way. (Why aren't things where they would make sense to be? Some grocery stores are like that, too. Like the other day, in a store I don't usually go to, I finally found macaroni and cheese over by the applesauce instead of on the aisle clearly marked "Pasta." What?)
So I bought the sticky notes, since I was saving money on the brass paper fasteners, and I thought they'd be really neat for written partner conversations about texts. Instead of sending a text message to someone, why don't we share messages with each other about a text?
The only problem is, they're sticky-note-size and that's not really big enough for big ideas. Big ideas need big spaces (especially when little kids make big letters). So I made some open-ended conversation templates... texting style! There's a variety of templates in the set. Some have 4 bubbles, some have 6. Some are lined, some are unlined. Some even have a conversation starter in the first bubble to help get the ball rolling, if needed. And then I realized they aren't just for reading. Kids could have back-and-forth conversations about any subject area, including science and math.
I'd love to give TEN of these away! Be one of the first ten readers to respond to this question in a comment below and I'll send you the set, Real Text Messages. Make sure you leave me your email address so I know where to send it. Here's the question:
Who's the one person you text the most often?
Happy teaching! :)