Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Different Making Words Folder Idea

Rachelle over at What The Teacher Wants blogged the other day about the folder she uses for Making Words. That reminded me that I don't think I ever shared what I use so thanks Rachelle!
This idea I believe was first shared by the Santa-Maria Bonita School District. 
All you need is file folders and the small size of post-it notes.
Make sure you write the letter on the file folder first so the kids know where to put it back. They think it is such fun to unstick and restick the notes to make a word in the big open space.

I use these in my guided reading groups so they stay nice since I store them. The best part is that this is inexpensive and very easy to replace a note if it loses its stick.

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21 comments:

  1. Nice! I like the idea of keeping them at guided reading. =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKiES

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  2. Love it! What a simple idea! Why didn't I think of that?? :) I think it would be great for guiding reading groups and they would last a while since they would only be used in small groups. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great Idea!!!! I am going to make it today!
    http://tunstalltimes.blogspot.com/

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  4. Fantastic idea! I also love the idea of using them in small groups, quick, easy, awesome, thanks! :)

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  5. How often do you typically have to change the sticky notes? I love this idea!

    www.teacheristatales.blogspot.com

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  6. What an awesome idea! Much better than searching through a bazillion letter tiles or magnetic letters! Totally makes sense!

    http://dugginsdoodlebugs.blogspot.com/

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  7. I saw this idea a few years ago on a website I found for the reading series we use. Ingenious, right? Super cheap, super easy to make, super fun to use! They suggested that you stack a few of each vowel, and the more "popular" letters, like r, s, t, m... You get the idea.

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  8. This is so, so awesome! And I am obsessed your handwriting!! I totally pinned this! ;)

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten

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  9. Mrs. Pollard,
    I would say every two years I need to replace some of the letters.

    ChiTown Girl,
    Thank you, I forgot to say that I do have two of some of the more commonly used letters.

    Hadar,
    I have a confession to make, that is not my handwriting! I had a parent who is an architect and is very neat and precise so I asked her to make these for me at home to save me the time!

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  10. Love it! SOOOOOO simple and SOOOO GREAT!
    -rachelle
    whattheteacherwants.blogpspot.com

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  11. Love this idea! I'm working on file folder games over the summer, and this will be added to the to-do list!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love this idea. :) This looks a lot better than searching through all the Saxon letter tiles - they are always falling on the floor and getting all mixed up. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. What size post its did you use? Or did you have to cut a larger size? Great idea...thanks for sharing!

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  14. You use the smallest size post-its, I think they are 1.5 x 2.

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  15. I am glad that I ran into this idea again. Thank you!

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  16. I absolutely love this idea! I just finished making these for my guided reading group. Thank you so much for sharing!

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