While home I have been working on a few projects to use in my classroom next year. One thing I have been working on is some fun keyboards for students to use at the spelling/sight word literacy center. I got the idea from the First Grade Fresh blog. Check out the post here. I have three of them finished so far. I still need to work on the other two.
They were really easy and cheap to make. I got the keyboards for free from my husband's work. The keyboards were just sitting around in a storage room. Ask around, you may be able to find some for free too.
Here are the items you will need:
- keyboards (They do not need to work. I cut the cords off of all of mine so they wouldn't be a tripping hazard in the classroom. It will also be easier to store them.)
- Paint Markers (I bought some fun bright colored ones at Michaels)
- Stickers (I bought a couple of star sticker packages at Dollar Tree)
I plan on using them one day a week in my spelling/sight word center. I will have cards made up with the spelling words or sight words for the week. Students will then use the cards to to "type" the words. I think it will be a fun way for students to practice their words each week.
I plan on posting more of my spelling and sight word practice ideas that I have used in my classroom. Keep Checking back!