Using the kids' names to make the pointers means no arguing as to whose is whose. :) My class loves that they all have their very own reading pointers to use whenever they want.
**A tip when using the "peel and stick" foam letters. The back of the letter that is not glued onto the craft stick will be very sticky. If you sprinkle some baby powder on the back and rub it in with your fingers, this will get rid of the stickiness. Everyone will be happier when the pointers don't stick to the pages of the books! :)