Saturday, September 29, 2012

Handwriting/Writing Center Idea

One of my consistent centers is my Handwriting 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:

Normally $6.00 on sale through September for $4.00!

Once this center is set up it will last the whole year!  Love simplicity!


  1. I love this! I just bought it for when I teach phonics and have the kiddos in three groups - intensive, strategic, and benchmark. Usually the other two groups I am not teaching directly are working on partner practice pages, but this will be a great option for them too. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful activity!

    1. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for purchasing and for leaving a comment! I hope it works well for you!

  2. I would like to purchase this center. Your website says it's on sale for $4 throughout September, but the TPT says $6. How do I get it for the sale price?