This is my take on vocab pockets. I put a variety of high level adjectives for common words such as happy or sad into jewellery bags and hung them onto hooks  to encourage children to use them to expand their vocabulary. Jeweller bags were £2 from eBay, bargain!!!

This is my take on vocab pockets. I put a variety of high level adjectives for common words such as happy or sad into jewellery bags and hung them onto hooks to encourage children to use them to expand their vocabulary. Jeweller bags were £2 from eBay, bargain!!!

I've done this bulletin board every year, and the kids (and adults) love it! I send out a letter to the parents asking for random items, and this is what I got this year:) The item to search for changes every day.

I've done this bulletin board every year, and the kids (and adults) love it! I send out a letter to the parents asking for random items, and this is what I got this year:) The item to search for changes every day.

Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room.  I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it.  I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy.  LOVE it!

Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room. I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it. I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy. LOVE it!

Phonics and word family activities- these posters would be great as a reference!

Keeping Up with Phonics and Word Families

A teaching blog with ideas on "A to Z" sounds including word families. As students make charts on the smart board for words with certain sounds or word families, this teacher creates a poster for their bulletin board.

A teaching blog with ideas on "A to Z" sounds including word families. As students make charts on the smart board for words with certain sounds or word families, this teacher creates a poster for their bulletin board.

Use Paint Strips for a "Shades of Meaning" synonym activity... 2nd Grade Common Core objective!

Use Paint Strips for a "Shades of Meaning" synonym activity... 2nd Grade Common Core objective!

Phonics display from ABC Does website.  Each sound matching the first sound of a child's name or if no child something they like e.g. Dora the explorer

Phonics display from ABC Does website. Each sound matching the first sound of a child's name or if no child something they like e.g. Dora the explorer

phonics word family, keeping up with phonics, phonics lessons, order of phonics, order of spelling patterns, kindergarten, first grade, second grade

Keeping Up with Phonics and Word Families

phonics word family, keeping up with phonics, phonics lessons, order of phonics, order of spelling patterns, kindergarten, first grade, second grade

Make a master copy without words and laminate to be able to change the target phonics and write it on with vis-a-vis pens

Make a master copy without words and laminate to be able to change the target phonics and write it on with vis-a-vis pens

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