Portable Writing Centers!
Now, you and I know that this is no different than what I had before (get writing tools, take them back to your seat and write!). The difference is that it will be a choice on the work board for non-Writing Center and it will have a NAME. Do you agree that children love it when things are named? Instead of me saying, "Now you know that reading or writing is always a choice. Just take some writing tools and paper to your seat and write!" (If anyone can tell me why it is so much more special to write at the Writing Center, please do inform!), I can say, "Oh, look, you have the Portable Writing Center choice today! Grab some tools and find a spot to write!"
Okay, so maybe it will be a bit different. My plan is to use this 10 cent wine rack as a Portable Writing Tool Holder. Each cup will hold a different set of fancy pens or markers. The child can grab a cup of writing tools and a basket of paper/already made books, etc. and maybe they can pretend they are writing at the writing center. I will be making the tools different in the Writing Center and in the PWCs.
|This is where I got the idea from, but my wine rack only has four "holes" which I think is much more manageable for this purpose. I'll post pics of mine once I take them in my classroom!|
|I love these drawers. They are perfect for putting paper in and the wine rack on.|
|These cute little borders came from http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polka-Dot-Classroom-Labels-Free |
I wish the labels matched the sign, but that is a project for another day!
Let me know if you think you might try the Portable Writing Center!