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Here we go...
Let me first show you how I store my word work:
I got this at Target for like $25 I think. I like having the large drawer at the bottom to hold the bigger stuff.
I had cutesy labels for each drawer but they kept ripping so my FAB aide from a few years ago made these for me and they are holding up beautifully~ the key is to laminate and then cover with packing tape or contact paper. Those little hands are destructive and you don't want to have to constantly redo your beautiful work. :)
So let's take a look in each drawer...
This is my dry erase drawer. It is simple- write your words on the dry erase board. :) Usually there are erasers in this drawer but they escaped at the end of the year.
OH side note--- I use my spelling words for the week as my word work. I find that works the best and we can focus on that phonics sound for the week.
I store the word lists on the side of my word word container like this:
I have 2 lists challenge and regular. I call them list 1 and list 2.
Colorful words- put makers in a bag and then the kids write their words in a colorful way. I have the kids do this in their "word work" notebook which is just a section of a spiral notebook.
Stamps. These little guys came from Target dollar spot- keep your eyes peeled as I usually seem them come out in August. I believe I got the little containers from Staples.
I have a separate sheet where the kids stamp their words-
The most popular drawer! That is why there is only one lonely play-doh left in this drawer! The white basket is usually full of popsicle sticks. They are used for writing the words on a "pancake" style play-doh instead of forming each letter. I give them the option because sometimes forming the word just takes too long.
(lots of goodies)
These are bottle caps- water bottle caps to be specific. I collected them during the summer and had friends collecting for me too (its not too late to start collecting!) I got the container from JoAnns. I added a white circle sticker to the top of the bottle cap.
The kids use the letters to spell out their words- another favorite!
Also in the bottom drawer....
These are just foam letters from Michaels.
Stencils! The kids love these! :)
Hard to tell as these got mangled but they are Wikki Stix! The kids had a lot of fun with these and I need to buy more!
Finally, the amazing reading specialist at my building had a great idea of using an old keyboard to "type" out their words...
What a fun idea! I have some keyboards ready to go for this year.
If you don't have a word work notebook... I have created a cover and paper you could use to make your own!
If you like the papers I have included in this post you can grab them all at my Facebook Page OR on TpT HERE
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click here to get it!
I spend a LOT of time building stamina on:
~how to get the supplies
~where to do word work
~what to do for each activity
~how to work the whole time on word work
~how I should act during word work
~how to clean up
~how to put materials back
Oh- and I try to stick to around 5 different activities. I shared more than that here. I don't do them all at the same time- I add new ones about every quarter.
I hope that helps a bit so that you can get your word work up and running!
Thanks for reading!!