In my previous posts I've mentioned a few of my centers. The rest of my centers are all what I call my "Center Books." They are repetitious in nature but have plenty of hands-on varying activities to keep the kids learning and interested throughout the entire year. I really like these books because once I teach them I never have to change them and they kids are engaged and learning every time they work in them.
My center books are:
Read the Room/Write the Room
Popcorn Words (Sight Words)
Alphabet Recognition/Fine Motor Skills
I've posted about my Handwriting/Writing book before but in case you missed it, here is it:
One of my consistent centers is my Handwriting/Writing Bucket. In the bucket are 26 envelopes (one for every letter of the alphabet!) The kids write each of the words from the envelope into their dictionaries during center time.
Their goal is to practice and perfect their handwriting but also to expand their vocabulary (hopefully!)
I've been using this as as Handwriting Center for YEARS and decided it needs an update for next year!
I kept the "easy" pages with the lines like you see in the pictures:
But I also added a little bit more challenging version where the kids have to use the 3 handwriting lines:
AND and even more challenging page with a writing component (kids pick one of the words from the envelope and write a sentence/draw a picture about it):
I also added some fun picture cards (8 for each letter of the alphabet):
And there are also labels for the envelopes to keep the cards in:
Once this center is set up it will last the whole year! Love simplicity!
Next post will be: Alphabet Recognition/Fine Motor Skills book.