Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to School Blog Hunt: Thematic Word Work Cards

I reallllllly can't believe its back to school time already! I am totally in denial. I met my new class on Friday and we start on Monday---ahhh!! This weekend I didn't make anything too cutesy to decorate my room with, but I did make some more word cards for you all!!
I am excited to use some of the daily 5 in my room this year. I set up the word work station already. I put play-doh, magnetic letters, white boards, chalk boards, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, etc. all in the center for students to use to spell words with. I also added a couple of these sight word cards and fun word cards to the center. I cut the cards apart on the lines and added them onto a binder ring. I figured that even if the students can't read all of the words, or any of the words, they can still start copying the words in the word work center and start getting familiar with them.

Then, when I was setting up my writing center I realized that I wanted these words there as well! We need 'interactive' bulletin boards this year, so I am going to have a hook on the board and hang these cards on the hook from the binder ring. Students can grab the cards that they need when they are writing stories, cards, etc. 
I thought it would be a good idea to add new cards to the center as the year progresses. For September I have 'back to school' words and 'apple' words. 
I will add new cards every month :) You can click on any of the pictures in this post to grab yours!  :)
Enjoy!! and have a GREAT school year!!


  1. Your back to school and apple words are adorable!! :) Enjoy your Sunday before Monday with the kiddos :)

  2. What an amazing freebie! Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these! They will be great in my writing classroom.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. These are fantastic! Thank you for sharing. It is such a great idea to have the kiddos writing at the very beginning of the year.

    Thank you-

    I do, We Do, You Do!

  5. These are so cute! Perfect for students who are perfectionists and get stuck trying to spell those tricky words!

    Sent From My iPad

  6. These are such a great freebie, thanks so much! I just found you and I'm a new follower :)
    Hearts Flowers and Kindergarten

  7. This is my first year implementing the Daily 5 in my Kindergarten class. I would love if you and some of the other bloggers would blog about your experience with it and some of the things that you are doing. Just a thought! Love your blog!

  8. I think we definitely will be blogging about it!! I am not fully implementing the D5 in my room this year, but I am doing a good amount of it :) I wont be starting it for 2 more weeks :)

  9. These are great! Thank you for sharing! :)