Glad that you were able to join us for the third annual Orange Ya' Glad it's a Blog Hop!
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If you have hopped with us in the past, some things will be familiar, and some things will be new This year, all of our bloggers are focusing on FREE tips or ideas that they can share with you to get your school year off to a great start. Some ideas will have a freebie, others might just be a stand alone concept.
Let's get started! This year, I am moving from First Grade to Pre-K so I have come up with this idea that works in the primary grades.
My students and I started saving water bottles from the classroom to recycle after Earth Day last year. I later read that the recycling companies do not recycle the water bottle caps. So, we continued to recycle water bottles and saved the caps in the classroom.
I realized the caps were the perfect size for the word work center. I knew when my students were building spelling words, they would usually run out of certain letters, usually found in the pattern. It would be key to have the exact letters they needed. Plus, I can color code the words for easy storage and organization!
In pre-k, I will be starting the year with a name card for each student. Each student will have matching bottle caps with letters (color coded of course!) in a snack sized baggie to build his/her name.
So would you like to join me? To get started, I printed a set of alphabet letters inside of circles on colored cardstock. I then know they needed to fit on the top of the water bottle caps so I used a one inch circle punch to cut these out perfectly. If you do not have a punch, you can certainly cut them out by hand. I then Mod Podged the circles to the top of the bottle caps and let them dry. I have also included an editable page so you can edit the words and number of lines (to place the bottle caps on).
This will make your word work center run smoothly and your students will have the exact letters they need cutting down on time wasted and improving time on task! It is a win-win! If you'd like to have Bottle Cap Letters FREE for your own class, please click the apple below.
The Orange Ya' Glad Its a Blog Hop girls will be having an Instagram giveaway again! You have the opportunity to win $10.00 in product from each store!
At the bottom of each post, there will be a letter. The letters all work together to give you the name of a type of orange! This year is a bit tricky...it's a two word name! **Hint: Start at Mrs. Russell's Room and go through in order to give you the right answer!**