I took a break from acrylic paints and wanted to share with you an idea I have for the new school year.
As you know, I went a little (a lot) crazy at Staples. I can't help it if I continue to find amazing deals there...it is what it is.
But on one of my little trips I found these binders for $1.00!
I grabbed equal amounts of each color and ran home to think of the best way to use them in my classroom.
Since I'm reading/loving the Small Group book by Jan Richardson, I thought it would be best to utilize these with my small groups.
Each color could represent a different group (pre-emergent, emergent, and early guided reading group). In each binder I include some group specific pages. Those pages include; a small group checklist, alphabet chart, sentence dictation pages, and sight words. These binders are perfect because they have a pocket on the inside and back which will hold individual sight words and readers. Here's a look at how I've set up my binder.
This is for the pre-emergent group.
So that's that! I'm really excited to use these with my small groups. I might include a checklist so students can cross off words/letters they know.
Here are a few more pics.
If you think you could use this in your classroom and want your own customized copy, leave your name and address below and I'll choose a winner at random! I