Thursday, September 20, 2012

Writing Center Makeover


 A Closer Look

 I freshened up the area with paint.  What a difference that made, it made that 1972 wooden shelf look like new.  Yes some of the furniture in my classroom dates back to the 70's.

The bottom shelf in baskets from left to right is envelopes, letter stencils, wooden tracing letters and booklets.

 Close up look at Writing Tool Tub

 I like to provide a variety of writing tools for the children to use.  This tub has removable writing tools that can be brought to the table.

Book Making Tub

 Tool so that children can create their own books.  Here is a sample of a book a child made using the tools provided.

 Top shelf from left to right is foam picture stamps, foam letter stamps, stamp pads and roll of making tape for book making or extending their drawing.
Bottom shelf from left to right is rulers, chalk board and tools, and picture word cards.


  1. love the idea to use a craft stick & rubber band to make the binding of the book! so clever, I'm going to use it today! p.s. I teach preschool in Anchorage, Alaska :)

  2. Love it! Shared it! Have to do it for my own son! Thanks for sharing!

  3. The children have been writing like crazy since I redid the writing area. I wish I would of done it a long time ago. Better late then never, they say

  4. This is great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is awesome! It looks very well organized! I am a student at Jacksonville State University. I'm an Elementary Education major. I think this is a really great way to engage students and motivate them to write! Love it!

  6. What a great read! I recently found this video and thought it was equally helpful as this article! I figured I should share it:



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