While my kids were doing centers during the last rotation, I kept my hands busy cutting Recorder Karate belts for next year. I normally don't do this for the kids, I usually have them cut them, but after seeing Lauren's post on Rhythm and Glues, I decided it was time for a change. I'm excited about how this will simplify getting belts next year!
I had some empty ice cream containers from an end of the year celebration and I divided them up using pieces of cardboard. Each belt is 7 inches long, which I think will be a good length for little fingers trying to double knot them around a recorder.
This would be a great project to work on during pre-planning meetings. I know that your supposed to go ready to focus and direct all of your attention to the meetings but that makes me antsy. I can't just sit in a meeting, I lose focus. A project like this keeps my fingers busy and helps my mind focus. Yeah, I was one of those kids! :)