Thursday 18 July 2013

Back to School Word Work Centres

I have put together a few back to school word work centres. I liked using these centres in September because they are so hands on and very engaging for these young learners. Each of my word work packs have similar activities, so when I switch them out my students still know how to do them. Stamping is a centre I have all year round. This back to school centre has a mini booklet of ten school words for students to stamp and colour.

The second centre was a favourite among my kiddos. Who doesn't love to use bingo dabbers? This centre has two sets of cards--lowercase letters and uppercase letters. I put one set out at a time with a recording sheet. Students choose a card, find the matching letter, and dab it! There are two lowercase and two uppercase recording sheets. One is in ABC order and one is random. You could also use the cards to play concentration or as a pocket chart matching activity.

The third centre uses mangetic letters (or foam letters or glitter stickers or included letters). There are a bunch of different sequences that students need to find the missing letters for. There are two possible recording sheets to go with the centre too.

The next centre is a short A word family sorts. Students sort picture cards by the correct word family. There is a cut and paste recording sheet to go with it.

The last centre in this pack is to practice initial sounds. There are 26 picture cards. Students choose a card, draw the picture on their recording sheet, and write the letter of the first sound. I make the recording sheet double-sided, so students have more spaces to draw and write.

If you are interested, you can check out this pack at TpT by clicking {here} or the picture below.


  1. Super cute unit! Adding it to my B2S wishlist;) Boy, that list just keeps growing!! I saw this on your facebook page & was hoping you'd blog about it soon! Love it:)

  2. Love the activities! I too added it my already long TpT wishlist. I'm going to have some difficult decisions to make in August. Thanks for sharing!

    Diary of a Grumpy Teacher

  3. Back to school? You're scaring me:). I've six more weeks of holidays left!

  4. Hi Amanda! Your units hit the nail right on the head for all of us Manitoban teachers and I thank you! I can always count on your TPT store for everything that I need in my classroom. Keep em' coming!

  5. We go back 2 weeks from Monday, but can't wait to get in on August 5th:)

    The Resourceful Apple