How to Spell Activities - I especially like the "Make your words vanish" on the chalkboard!

How to spell: top 10 tricks

spelling For this spelling activity the teacher writes a word on the chalkboard and the students write over it with a paint brush and water. This helps the students get familiar with spelling words and helps them practice writing them.

ABC Match up. I did this today, but first taught it whole group. Laid out about 12 letters on our area rug and each child closed their eyes and took turns picking out a letter from the letter tub. Then I was able to put this activity in a center and they loved it!

Literacy Center Idea: Lay out a complete alphabet with letter cards, then let kids sort letters to match. Use letter tiles from games, plastic/magnetic letters, by marsha

Self Portraits!

Making self portraits from loose parts. Translated from Dutch: "this was an introduction game, we made self portraits from loose parts and then we tried to guess who was who".

P12-11-09_15.29 by Tishylishy, via Flickr

I'm having an aha moment. Hewitt came through our school, she recommended all teachers posting a poster outside the classroom door that identified the curriculum goals for children and adults ali

Library Displays: Reading is Out of this World...maybe with students' favorite books on the stars :)

Library Displays: Reading is Out of this World.maybe with students' favorite books on the stars :), try with beach ball globes

Great Reggio Inspired Literacy Ideas for Kindergarten. Links to other blog posts with great documentation ideas

"We didn't want it to be so mixed up!" Co-created alphabet frieze made with found materials ("beautiful stuff"), collaboratively sorted by kindergarten class, basis for math literacy inquiry project

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: Reggio Emilia Inspiration

Oh my goodness stumps indoors! Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: On Display: Richland Academy

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