Fire Drill Letter Sticks

Apr 4, 2013 by

By Shara Lawrence-Weiss

A few days ago we took the kids outside for a fire drill at school. While outside I began to look for more letter sticks. My kids enjoy making words from the letters (such as Fun With Letter Y).

One of the other Paraprofessionals asked, “Miss Shara – what are you doing?” I said, “I collect letter sticks with my kids and then we create words from the letters.” She replied, “I’ll never look at sticks the same way again!” I don’t look at sticks in the same way now, either. Every stick is a potential letter and my kids are doing the same thing. They continually bring sticks to me and say, “Mom look! This one is a letter, too! What word can we make?”

Here are the sticks I found during the fire drill: Y, L, I and Y

Stick letters from fire drill

Our original art net is plum full now.

First art net

We hung a second net on another wall. This one is going to be used for letters and words with art sprinkled in between (not the other way around).

New art and letter net

We hung the fire drill letters on the new net:

Letters hanging on net

Until next time!

About the Author

Shara is a mother of four and has a background in early childhood, education, freelance, small business ownership and nanny work. She is a Special Education Paraprofessional (K-5th). Shara is especially interested in social emotional development, literacy, play, nature, fostering community and cultivating creativity. In addition to writing for her own sites, Shara currently writes for Wikki Stix, Southern Sitters and Nannies, Market Mommy and more.

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