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Make Your Own Matching Game Materials: jar lids, construction paper, glue/tape, markers Attach a piece of construction paper to the inside of each lid and create your own matching game by writing letters or numbers on each lid. The skill we are trying to develop with this activity is letter identification.

"Wizard's Workshop": -- A sheet of original potion bottle labels for you to attach to your own bottles and jars - A sheet of Magic Spellbook labels for you to attach to kid's "spellbooks" - A sheet of wax seal images, with alphabet and symbol seals in a variety of colors - Instructions and 6 different color templates to create your own rolled paper magic wands

from Fun at Home with Kids

Rainbow Spaghetti Sensory Play and Fine Motor Practice

Car mark making

Doodle Bugs Teaching {first grade rocks!}: Back to School Pocket Chart Activities..I like how these sentences have all words in the same color; great way for students to work on colors as well as put together sentences until they made sense.

Goldilocks and the three bears - data handling activity

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Secret Sight Words

Secret Sight words literacy station... every sight word included! Kids look at the picture and figure out the beginning sound and put that letter (write it with dry erase marker, alphabet magnets, letters written on bottle caps, whatever!) under each one to figure out the secret sight word! Great word work

Boggle. The third grade classes loved it...and so did my fifth grade small group.

from No Time For Flash Cards

Sight Word Dominoes & Speed Racer Game

Gather your materials. You will need some sentence strips, a marker, scissors and a list of about 20 dolch sight words . We used a mix of levels 1, 2 and 3. Dolch sight words are high frequency words that are often thought to be best to teach children to read by memorization not through decoding ( sounding out/using other clues like context )

Like this center idea-To modify for first, maybe do double dice rolls to practice combinations 5 simple, quick, and free centers from Simply Kinder!

This FREE product is 2 pages long. It is a Word Study-Spelling Homework Menu that your students can use for any spelling words. I use Words Their Way in my first grade classroom. I attach each child's word sort to the menu each week, and they can choose 5 activities to complete throughout the week.