Compared to other Made It Monday posts I've read, this is pretty unearthshattering :) My children had fun with me, and nobody was harmed in our first Monday Made It!
At the Dollar Store, I picked up some flat marbles, and wrote letters on them. I also found these cute baskets (4 for $1) to store them in. I only put a few consonants in the basket, but included all the vowels. My "almost" first grade son saw what I was making and had a BLAST making words. All of the sudden I hear, "I need another O!" If you look at the picture, you'll see the word he made! I suppose I should be happy he likes to spell :)
Then my daughter helped me make little pointers with big eyes. The Dollar Store had a pack of 125 eyes for $1! I thought that was a steal. My plan is for the pointers to be used during guided reading while the letter marbles would be placed in a Word Work Station or an ABC Station.
Hi! I am an enthusiastic reading teacher that is passionate about engaging students in learning! When I’m not teaching, you’ll find me outdoors! I love traveling, hiking, books and reality tv! I am very blessed to be a reading specialist and literacy coach at an elementary school where I can share my passion for reading with teachers and students!