Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made It: Mr. Spacer

Another week! Happy happy Monday. :)
This week I went with a super simple Monday Made It, but one that will be very useful next year! I introduce to you............. Mr. Spacer!
I first heard about Mr. Spacer from Hadar and he has been pinned for a long while. Mr. Spacer is used to help your students leave appropriate spaces between words! Lots of my students last year could have used this, but I can think of one student in particular who I wish I would have had this for! His handwriting is pretty messy, and a lot of the time I couldn't tell which letters he was making, let alone where one word ended and another began. I will have him again next year so I am excited to see how his work will change with the help of Mr. Spacer! 

To make Mr. Spacers, you'll need popsicle sticks, googly eyes, and Mod Podge. I got my popsicle sticks and googlies from Hobby Lobby. The popsicle sticks are regular sized and the googly eyes are 4 mm. So tiny!
All you have to do is Mod Podge two little eyeballs on top of each stick! I used a Q-tip to apply the Mod Podge and then just tossed it. That worked perfectly.

These can also be used as pointers or trackers to support one-to-one correspondence in reading. I think I'll have these out in baskets on the students' tables so they can use them when they need to. :)


  1. I love the little eyes on the trackers!

  2. I wish I had seen these before I spent the money on my Space Men!
    They are super cute!

  3. So cute!!! Yes, maybe simple but soooo important and functional:) Love that;) Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. You just reminded me that I need to make some Mr. Spacers for next year!! Love them! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. This is great. I one of my students from this year will be with me again next year and this will be a PERFECT tool to use! Thanks for the great idea!

    Polka Dots and Teaching Tots

  6. I need to make one of these for my niece. She always runs all of her words together! Love the idea.

  7. Super cute! I love it--simple is always good!

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  8. I love your Mr. Spacers! They may be simple but they are genius! Some of my students struggle with spacing, and this will be a perfect tool. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    Delighted in Second

  9. Thanks for your help! I think I did it!

    Ms. Alley's Class

  10. Great idea for spacers! I bet the kiddos love the squiggly eyes.


  11. wicked cute Jill!!!! The kids will love them!

  12. I made "space men" last year and they really helped my students with their spacing! :)

  13. What a great idea, I usually use pennies for spacers, this is so much cuter.

    Thanks for sharing.


  14. lols...i LOVE mr spacer...very cute and "doable"...

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  15. Love this idea! It was great meeting you yesterday. Enjoy the rest of your summer.


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