(Judy from Kinder Tastic has this on her blog.)
I have used sticks in the past to call random students. But the ones I had called usually got misplaced, or fell to the floor, or got stuck in my armchair. And they were normal colored. So I love this idea.
Paint a craft stick with two colors. I chose red and black. All are in the jar with red sticking up. Pull out only sticks with red on the top. Replace in the jar with black on top now. When all the reds are gone, start with the blacks. Genius.
After I painted mine I Mod Podged them. I really like Mod Podge. I think I will need several more jars of that stuff before the summer is over. I like it better than rubber cement. The sticks are shiny, that is one reason I like Mod Podge, and it dries quickly.
When school gets closer I will put student names on the sticks and Mod Podge again. Not sure if I will create labels on the computer or do my best first grade handwriting on them.
I'm linking up with Tara at 4th grade Frolics. Head on over and see what else has been made.