Over the years I have found that when I teach my guided reading groups, there are quite a few items that I need daily. In the past, I have had all the items spread out on counters, in cabinets and just all over the classroom. This year I got a cart to house all my items and it has been a GAME CHANGER!
1. Letter Manipulatives
I love love love having a big variety of letters. We use them for all kinds of letter activities. Here are some closeup pictures. Click them to see them on amazon.
These are counters that I added letter stickers to from the target dollar spot quite a few years ago. They have held up really well!
These are an OLD set of magnetic letters but hey they work great still.
I am very into getting fine motor practice snuck in when I can so I was really excited to find these lacing and unifix cube letters this year
On the middle shelf, I have whisper phones for students to work on fluency and blending cards for word work activities
I am not sure where the boards came from. I think an old reading series. I found them when I moved into my classroom this year.
Now to the top shelf. Here is have my OG. The caddy that started it all.
I use these when focusing on a skill or help students when they are stuck on words. If you would like them just click here.
Then I also have sticky notes, index cards, sight word cards, markers, pencils, and erasers.
One last item I use with every group every day are my alphabet sound cards.
You can read all about how I use these cards here.
Having my cart right by my teacher table this year has made my life much easier! I love having all I need right at my fingertips
I would love to hear about what some of you favorite tools are that you use. Leave me a comment below.
Happy Teaching Friends,