I am so excited that it’s time for another Bright Idea post! I am joining a bunch of my blogger friends to bring you some great classroom ideas that you can use right away! I want to tell you about how you can easily organize your small group reading materials.
You can get these items at the Dollar Tree and Walmart! Easy and inexpensive! I really like using pencil pouches to organize materials. These are clear and that makes it easier for kids to see what they are reaching in after.
Have you seen these finger lights? So fun! Great way to motivate those early readers to point one to one when reading. They can also use them to find sight words or vocabulary words that you are front loading.
All my little readers are at home, so I just used this RtI folder to show you how the finger light can be used to spotlight a word.
These are some more pointers you can keep in the pouches. They are so easy to make! Popsicle sticks and Ducktape wrapped around them. Colorful and quick to make!
We use magnetic letters so much in my room. These little boxes from Dollar Tree are a great size to keep those letters in. You could also keep a small set of sight words in the boxes if you would rather have the sight words rather than letters.
Bead sliders can be used in a lot of different ways! Students can use them to count out the sounds in words, count syllables in words, or slide as they count words in a sentence. I like the bigger beads rather than the smaller pony beads since the bigger ones are easier to manipulate for the younger kids.
Of course you need dry erase markers and erasers in your pencil pouch too. These erasers are the makeup puffs. I like the small size!
I have used a lot of different things for sliding into Elkonin boxes. But I really like the cute buttons! They are just the right size, flat on the bottom and colorful. Just switching out the materials you use in your activities rebuilds motivation and interest in the kids! Always trying to make it new and novel for them!
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