Remember Those Periods!

This is the cutest idea to help your students remember to put a period at the end of their sentence.  I stole this idea from the occupational therapist at our school, and I HAD to share it with you because I think it's a genius idea!  The kids wrote a sentence, and then glued a button down at the end as their period!

First the students wrote three sentences making sure they had finger space and a period at the end.

Once I checked their sentences, they could choose three, small, round buttons from the back table.

They placed the button on top of their periods and glued them down!

This was such a good reinforcement to teach periods using a button manipulative.  The kids loved it because it was different from normal sentence writing!

Happy writing!


  1. This is a great way to change it up. The kids must have loved it! So smart!


  2. Ah! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing friend :)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  3. I like how your last example says they love their animals but only like their mom and dad. haha. :) This idea is super cute! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Love me some buttons but I might be biased since it IS my last name :)
    This is so cute and we have many first graders that could so use this!

    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  6. Buttons for periods... what a cute idea! :)

    Mrs. D's Firsties