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musical chairs reading. Play music and when the music stops students stop, sit down and start reading! Lots of fun and something different to develop reading interests.

PP said, "musical chairs reading. Play music and when the music stops students stop, sit down and start reading! Lots of fun and something different to develop reading interests." Perhaps you could also put letters of alphabet on chairs &/or sight words.

Easy salt tray.... a pencil box

literacy center sight word activities- put the sand in a pencil box for easy upkeep and clean up! NOTE: this only works with a thin layer of sand. If you put too much the writing doesn't show up. It went over okay with my kids, not their favorite

Popsicle stick centers!

ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with word wall or sight words.

DIY Whisper Phones~  Children use these to hear themselves as they quietly read aloud.  This post has great directions and with pictures that explain how to make them with inexpensive materials.

I used to use a whisper phone! DIY Whisper Phones~ Children use these to hear themselves as they quietly read aloud. This post has great directions and with pictures that explain how to make them with inexpensive materials.

"Seashell Sight Words" cute pour les petits

"Seashell Sight Words" (from Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Down by the Sea Centers) love this site! Great idea for sand/ sight word practice!

Daily 5 Word Work idea- hidden words! Use a white crayon to write the word and a marker to color over. FREEBIE pack!

Cute idea for spelling/ word wall work Daily 5 Word Work idea- hidden words! Use a white crayon to write the word and a marker to color over.

Pour écrire une bande dessinée

**All my kiddos want to do is comics** FREE COMIC STRIP TEMPLATES~ Great for kids to color, cut out, and glue to create their own comic strips.

Read It, Build It, Write It - A Dolch Sight Words Center  Only $2.00 - 30 pages and bonus game included!

Make this for my sight words! Gilchrist's Class: Read It, Build It, Write It - A Dolch Sight Words Center

daily 5 check in...YES FINALLY! This is exactly what I've been looking for ...plus it's a great site for other D5 ideas!

daily 5 check in. but not sure if I want to do it on my smart board .plus it's a great site for other ideas!

2 player game, each player inserts his word list in spaces going across (one letter per box). Players take turns guessing coordinates. If they miss, they mark it on their board. If they hit a letter, they keep guessing until they miss. If they sink a word, the player marks it off of his list. The goal of the game is to sink all of your opponent's words.

2 player game, each player inserts his word list in spaces going across (one letter per box). Players take turns guessing coordinates.

Great idea for beginning, ending sounds, matching upper and lowercase letters, word families...with plastic spoons!

Teacher Bits and Bobs: Magic Spoons - a phonemic awareness activity to help children sound out words.

Looking for a new idea for the children to write the room

Letter Detective

Letter Detective- great homework idea for looking through a short story (after reading it) to identify/practice words with a target sound!

Daily 5 for the SMARTboard {FREE}

free daily 5 SMART Board check in and stamina timer.

Coat Hook for Bags?  Daily 5 alternative to book boxes

Coat Hook for Bags? Daily 5 alternative to book boxes.What a space saver!the link doesn't work, but you don't need it with this picture! Instead of coat stand, put command hooks on wall under one of the boards - one for each child.

First Grade Rocks: Daily 5

First Grade Rocks: Daily 5 Choice Chart