Thursday, November 7, 2013

Word Work Center

The word work center is now turning into my favorite center and it is definitely because it is NO WORK at all for me!! Everything is set up in the  center, the students know how to use it all, and they have total choice in what they do.
These are some pictures from my October Word Work centers. Students are spelling their CVC words with magnetic letters.
and working on beginning sounds!
 This month SOME of my students are ready to take on the challenge of middle sounds. I introduced this center during small groups to see if any of my groups were ready. A lot of my students had difficulty with this. We have been working on beginning sounds so much that they would read the picture and immediately listen for the beginning sound. I had to keep reminding them to stretch the word and listen for the middle vowel.
 My students LOVED this next center, 'Building Teepees'. They had to match the letter with the corresponding beginning sound picture. My lower group definitely still needs this practice and it is a great review/independent center for my other groups. 
I have to brag a teeny, tiny students are doing AMAZING at CVC words!! I think they are enjoying the magnetic letters so much, that they don't even realize they are learning!
I am storing the centers for each month in a 2 gallon zip-lock. This way next year, I can just pull out the baggie and I am ready to go!! 
I have my formal observation tomorrow so I will be back this weekend to share my lesson and let you all know how it went! Crossing my fingers for a nice, non-chatty Friday ;)


  1. Awesome center activities! It looks like your kiddies are doing great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. FUN learning is always the best! It looks amazing!
    Sharing Kindergarten

  3. Good luck with your observation tomorrow! I'm sure it will go fabulously! I know I still get nervous every time, but it is nice to show off my love for teaching. Your pictures of your word work centers are great. My students have really been enjoying them too. I am going to try and be just as organized as you when storing them!
    Kari :)

  4. Thanks for the great post! I love seeing the pictures. Best wishes on your observation. I can't wait to hear about it! Also, I love how you are organizing your word work centers.

  5. Do you sell your center activities?

  6. I hope your observation went well. I just love your center activities. I wanted to know if you sell your center activities?

  7. Thanks so much!! Yes Erica and Faye, if you click on any of the images in the post above, you will see where they came from on TPT :) I am working on the December Word Work now!

  8. These activities look adorable! I'm heading over to TPT to check them out. But I have one question. How do the letter magnets stick so well to the board through the paper? Are you printing on thinner paper than card stock?

  9. Dina, I print on card stock and they still stick! Some you can tell don't stick and they are sliding off (like in the first picture). Someone told me to just print on regular paper so it sticks better but I haven't tried it yet. I am okay with how my magnets are working with the card stock--the magnets are from Lakeshore Learning.

  10. So many great ideas here! I love your cheerful blog!


  11. Hi! Do you have the Month Labels available that you have on the word work bins?