Kate McBride
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Word Wall::I love the bright colors...but then again i am a freak for organization and bright in my classroom!!!!

I like the layout of this word wall. too many colors for this coming year, need to tone it down a bit. from: Melanie's Muses: April 2010

Writing Goals

'Writing Goals' display chart - great idea to keep students accountable for writing goals. Jessie's Resources: More classroom display ideas

Classroom DIY: DIY Literacy Centers

Classroom DIY: DIY Literacy Centers (Make with small rocks or bottle lids with small magnets)

Amazing idea- monster man!! Helps with phonics, literacy lessons and even numeracy lessons!

Ricca's Kindergarten: Letter Monster Swatter - So cute for a morning message/shared reading etc. Brining an emphasis on a letter as opposed to a word.

Wearable sight word watches!!  Color the watch, cut it out and tape it around the wrist!  Such a FUN way to learn tricky sight words!

Kids get to color, cut and WEAR their sight word watches! Such a FUN and effective way to learn sight words. There is a watch for EVERY sight word!

I loved doing this when I was learning how to read and write! Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

Spelling Pin "Kinesthetic Words" some fine sand into a pencil box and give students an un-sharpened pencil. They can trace spelling words the sand! And the pencil box keeps the sand neat and tidy!