Technically Invisible: Stationery Studio
For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been using a software package in my classroom every single day. Stationery Studio Writing Collection Deluxe by Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns, is available through the FableVision Learning website (click on the box for the link):
I have come to integrate SS to the point where it is completely invisible in my classroom, which means it’s about time I share some of my tips for using it!!
I have the option to print every document so it shares 1, 2 or 4 copies per page. Half and quarter-pages are great paper-savers, and can be glued into student journals for later reference. The one-page size is perfect for mini posters, student-created books, and notices. I also love posting the SS pages on my blog for reference at home.
If you have any questions about the program – don’t hesitate to ask. If you use it in your classroom, feel free to share your own Stationery Studio strategies!!
homework — <~~this is the PDF download version, printed 4 to a page.
nurse slips <~~this is the PDF download version, printed 4 to a page.
monster cards <~~this is the PDF download version, printed 2 to a page.
Grammar Hunt <~~this is the PDF download version, printed 4 to a page.
The following is a collection of posters created for the classroom. You can download the PDF collection here: Elements of Fiction I printed them off using the Stationery Studio B&W (coloring book) option, so that they could be colored in by hand (saving color ink!!).
We use SS to create posters detailing our Criteria For Success. Whether it is a writing assignment, art project or math assessment, we begin by listing the criteria students should remember in order to meet third grade expectations. Sometimes I print them 4/page and then attach one to a test or assessment I’m sending home.
Math Criteria <~~this is the PDF download version.
Reading Criteria <~~this is the PDF download version.
Well, that’s it for now – if I come up with more – I’ll add it in!!