Monday, July 2, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Make It Monday

He's a picture of that I pinned months ago. 

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?


  1. Hi Kim,
    Love this idea! Super love the organization of it!!! I may have to be borrowing this one:) Thanks for linking up:)) (Oh yea, the link you connected to on my blog is actually your award link and not your craft one) Hope you can come back next week with some more craftiness:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I like this idea, my problem is keeping them in order. I had a very messy group last year who didn't do well at putting centers back in order. I too need to learn more Spanish.

  3. I love this! Thanks!

    I Love My Classroom

  4. Great idea! I often want kids to do word work...with magazine letters, but they don't want to take the time to find and cut out all the letters. What a great solution to my problem. Thanks for sharing!

    Lifelong Learning

  5. Hi Ms Lander
    Great idea! I'm using it, thanks!!! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you have for this week!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  6. I love this idea! Whenever I had my students find and cut out letters in magazines it took them forever, and some still haven't finished! ;) I'm definitely using your idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching Special Kids

  7. I just found your blog and love it! I'm giving you the One Lovely Blog Award! Come by and check it out! =)

    Second Grade Spots and Dots

  8. I love your idea for using magazines for letters. I will definitely be working on cutting out letters next week. Thanks for the idea!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family