Like many of your children, my firsties love the read/write the room activities using words for their spelling features. With this said, I have been working on one and two packets a day this week, trying to get a jump start on my lessons for the next couple of weeks. I have 3 groups in my classroom, so that means between 12-15 lessons are used in one month.
One of my small groups has struggled with beginning blends, but they are not yet ready to spell those longer words, so I have created a couple of lists with CVCC (and sometimes CCVCC!) spelling patterns. The one I finished last night has short a sounds. The preview picture (also included on the preview file in TpT) has the list of items included. Note that the read/write the room headings and word cards are in both full color and black/white, in case you are saving on ink! Click here or on the picture below.
With all of the word work activities that I have been creating, I knew that I needed to be better organized - to know where the activities are located in my classroom AND to know that I have something for that spelling feature so I don't make a new one! (Yes, that has happened before!) I recently saw a post in which the blogger teacher had zippered page protectors - so jealous! Since I can't find those around me, I decided zippered pencil bags would work, too!
This is how everything started on my floor after printing and laminating (I just purchased a personal laminator and LOVE it!) ...
Note: I used the same color card stock for each lesson to keep cards organized and I saved on ink! :)
|my 3 tubs on the AC unit, just behind my reading table|
|a close up of one of the tubs|