Some of my Instagram friends were asking me how I run and set up my word work stations, so I thought I would do a blog post about it! I have done one before but it’s probably time for an updated version! 🙂
I have 6 word work bins in my classroom. This means that only 6 students can go to Word Work at a time during a Daily 5 round. All six word work bins contain the same materials. This makes it easy and fast for my students to “grab a bin and go” and immediately get to work within the room. It also eliminates any wasted time of students deciding which materials they are going to use.
1) Student boredom come January from having already explored all of the word work materials
2) Arguments over who is using which material and when – “I was here first…no I was!”
I re-use and get creative! For example, one week we might use magnetic letters. The following week, I might use play-dough (You know…those weeks you’re feeling REALLY brave?!). The third week, I would have the kids stamp the magnetic letters INTO the play dough.
My kids think that is a BRAND NEW, AMAZING word work idea and that their teacher MUST be secretly related to all of the actors and actresses on the Disney Channel because how else could she be THAT COOL?!
Thanks for stopping by to check out how I organize and manage my word work materials! 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 🙂