Saturday, June 27, 2009

Repositionable Letters

I teach the Kindergarten and First Grade Sunday School class
at my church.

A group of us painted a world map on the wall.

To complete the map,
I added a Bible verse to the top of the mural with
repositionable letters from The Pointy Pencil.

They were so easy to work with...
if I didn't like where I stuck them,
I peeled them off, and tried again!

Just the right amount of adhesive,
not too sticky,
but tight enough to hold to the wall.

It's so fun to decorate when you have the right tools!

Stop by The Pointy Pencil, and let us help
you be fully-equipped for all your
classroom decorating needs!

(The whole verse reads:
"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof..."
Psalm 24:1.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boredom Buster

Summer's here!

Planet Mind
(located 2 doors down from The Pointy Pencil)
has games, kits, and activities to keep your kids busy!

Here's one we just tried at our home:

the SPA Factory.

Our 3 girls tore it open and began mixing up their own
unique blends of lip gloss, perfume, and bath "bombs".

Easy enough for me to stay out of it and
just snap pictures!

They wrapped up their bath "bombs"...
each with its own custom scent.
(They explode and fizz when they hit the water.)

Finally, it has a battery-operated aromatherapy fountain.
Here is J enjoying the lovely smell which she custom-made.

This set would be perfect for a girls' slumber party,
girls-only visit with Grandma, or just any ol' summer day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alright... even as I sit here typing,
my computer desk is cluttered with multiplication flashcards.

I'm thinking... isn't there a better way?
Isn't there a way to help kids learn multiplication without the mess?
... without losing any of the cards?

Yes there is! At The Pointy Pencil, we have a great tool
for teaching/reinforcing multiplication.

It's a spinner...

A problem solved... and for under $10!

A quote from the manufacturer:

"Here’s a fun new twist on the traditional flash cards. Each set comes with 13 self-checking spinners covering facts 0–12. The facts are displayed in a random order. Supports NCTM standards."