I love this for Word Work during the Daily 5. My main concern was the actual time spent spelling words rather than digging through the container. I was alos concerned about letting them cut out thier own letters. I don't know about you, but my magazine choices don't always have the most child friendly articles. (Love those gossip mags!)
So... I did the cutting! I cut out letters from all those People, Ok! and In Style magazines. Then I realized that the kids in my room next year were a bit on the lower side, and a bit attention impaired. I decided to go ahead and purchase one of those hardware/tackle boxes from Wal-Mart for $3.96. I labeled each spot. (I am seriously CDO -- alphabetical order for my OCD.)
I sorted those little buggers and cameto find out that my magazines rarely use Js, Qs, and Fs in the headings. So I am on the look out for a few more. I broke out the Modge Podge and added the title of this Daily 5 choice on he top of the container.
I am debating on letting the kids actually glue the words onto a paper for accountability. Seriously, my upcoming class needs guidance. I might recruit some of my stay at home moms to cut letters out for me. I could ask my Spanish speaking moms that want to help, but don't know how. I already have one I plan to enlist as my room mom!! (I need to practice/learn more Spanish!)
What are you doing today?