I have been posting lots of pictures on Instagram of my classroom and my word work area. I have had a lot of teachers asking what word work I use and commenting that they liked the labels I created.
So.... I am going to share a little bit about my word word and I am also going to share a friends word work station as well!
The games have really stayed the same for the start of school however I am using my smaller shelf this year because I just feel that less games is actually a little better! I change these out around September - October.
Top of the shelf I always have my Read the Room,
dry erase boards, and clip boards for write the room!
Shelf number 1
first up is our Ipad - sight word practice
I have different lists that the students can use for this
The lists are normally already in the basket for them.
They can sit with a friend and "text" sight words to each other :)
ZAP is next! It is a really simple and fun game to play
You right the students sight words on popsicle sticks and on about
6 extra sticks write the word ZAP. When they get ZAP they have to put
all their sticks and start over. The kids LOVE this game!
This is just my Rainbow Write the room!
The students take a clipboard from the top, a piece of paper,
and a thing of crayons and off they go to write the room :)
Shelf Number 2
First one up on this shelf is the Sandwich Maker
It is just all of the students sight words on items that look like bread,
meat, cheese, etc. They use the flippers to make sight word sandwiches.
(Can't remember where I got this specific one, but my
friend Jess at Two Friends in First has one for sale)
This is something old I made in college for Kindergarten, but at the beginning of the year it comes in handy! Just a match the picture to the correct umbrella digraph.
Tower Power!! Another student favorite! They stack the cups that they can read to build
a very large tower. If they do not know the word they cannot use it to build the tower.
It gives them incentive to practice!!
Shelf Number 3
These are letter tiles for the students to practice word building with. They are new - someone game them to my this summer so I am going to try these. Typically I have the pizza pans with magnetic letters
but I decided to put those somewhere new this year!
This is another old game from Kindergarten. It is all the color words and basic K sight words written on cutouts of frogs, flowers, and bugs. The students spread them out and SLAP the sight words they know! This game goes away quickly because most of the words are practice/review.
The last basket is also a NEW one for me! I saw these at the Learning Supply store and
I could not help but get them. They fit on lined paper so that the students have to make
sure they are using top, middle, and bottom lines. The best part is that they are
transparent so the children can see where they are placing it and how close it is to
other letters or words. Wish me good-luck! I hope this one goes alright!
My teammate does things a little different in her room.. but I love the way she does it!
In all the pictures below you will see that she provides the students with different ways to create letters and words. I got to see her kids using the pipe cleaners last year and they loved it. They were spelling out words and reading them to one another! It was awesome!!
Then she stores all of her word lists in these (THAT I LOVE!!) and it is located right next to the shelf!
I do have some other items for sale in my TPT store that I use for Word Work
My FAVORITE!! Is my Taco Tuesday. I am sure you have read my many blog posts about how it helped to ramp up engagement and got the students really excited!
Well here are some pictures if you have forgotten!
The packet includes both phonics and math games!
It is a really great price for all that you get. Those of you who have purchased
things from me before know that I load my packs with lots of goodies!
Click HERE to get it and LOVE it!
The other one I have posted in my store right now is an ice cream word work
If you click this picture it will take you to my store where you can find more information!!
NOW if you are still READING this blog post you are going to see that you can have the labels on my word work bins for FREE!! :) Hope you enjoy them. Click the picture below to take you to my TPT store!