Oh boy! Most of my students have a hard time working without some sort of adult support or reassurance. I needed to think of an activity that would keep their attention and give them the feedback they craved. I created a self-checking activity so my other kiddos could work independently and get instant feedback.
When I first created the Pin & Spin series, it was mostly geared for preschool and kindergarten. Even though my classroom was my initial inspiration, I began to create with my preschool daughter in mind. I was home on leave at the time and creating resources for my daughter was fun and useful!
Since being back in the classroom, I have been focusing on creating resources that I can use with my 5th grade inclusion students.
It's funny how some students have such an aversion to worksheets but if you give them a hands on activity practicing the same skills, they will love it! My 5th grade students LOVE working with these Pin & Spin sets. They get a kick out of using clothespins!
Set up is super easy! I just print double sided on card stock and laminate for durability.
I like quick and easy. The easier, the better! I think one of my favorite parts is that all of my sets are super easy to store. I just pop a set into a file folder for storage. Once you initially set up the cards, you will never need to prepare anything again!
If you would like to try Pin & Spin in your classroom, you can test drive it with these freebies:
There are currently around 50 Pin & Spin Activities available in my TpT store for grades Pre-K-6th. I'm always working on new Pin & Spin ideas. If you have an idea for a Pin & Spin topic that you would love to use in your classroom, please email me!