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

How to spell: top 10 tricks

Spelling Use a small chalkboard and write the classes sight words. Then use a small eraser and have the students overlap the words written in chalk. Works on their motor skills needed to write the words and practices their spelling.

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 :)

Previous pinner said: "I love how this teacher designed a corner reading bulletin board display using a space theme and the title: "Reading Is Out Of This World!

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

" 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