As many of you begin prepping your rooms for a new year, a few of my blogging friends decided to join together to share our favorite area of our classroom with you! I’m sure it comes as no surprise that my favorite is our guided reading area. I especially love all of the storage and having my guided reading supplies right at my fingertips. My favorite part of our guided reading / small group table are the dry erase Wall Pops!
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Let’s take a closer look at this area, as I break down all the details!
The Seat Crates
The Storage Bins
I do believe I will be eliminating two of the lime green tubs this year, and adding additional drawers for our guided math materials. You can read a more detailed post about what’s inside the guided reading drawers here.
The Wall Pops
One of my favorite parts of my guided reading area are the dry erase Wall Pops that I purchased from Amazon. I just added these last year, and it was so nice not having to pass out student dry erase boards each time we met. I simply handed the kiddos a marker, and we were all set for practicing letter formation, identifying beginning sounds, segmenting words, and so much more! The Wall Pops come three to a pack and are peel and stick. They were very easy to adhere to the table, and didn’t leave any sticky residue on the table at the end of the year. Plus, they added a nice “pop” of color to my small group area!
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Here are a few ways I used the Wall Pops to practice and reinforce skills:
1. Proper Number Formation
2. Number Sense
3. Counting Backwards
4. Dice Addition
5. Turn Around Facts
6. Fact Families
7. Proper Letter Formation
8. Properly Writing Names
9. Identifying Beginning Sounds
10. Segmenting Words
11. Word Families
12. Segmenting Words and Recording Sounds
Read more about how I organize my guided reading supplies here.
Find other great tips on my “Guided Reading / Small Group” board on Pinterest.
Don’t forget to hop over to see the rest of our favorite areas!
I am a teacher that really wants to use the wall pops for guided reading like you did here. But when I read the Amazon reviews many people warned that they aren’t really dry erase and the writing won’t come off. You said you had these for awhile, I was just wondering your experience with that..?..before I try them. Thanks!
Hi, Jessie! There are actually two different kinds of the Wall Pops. One is definitely not dry erase. Make sure the ones you are looking at say dry erase, and you should be okay. Good luck!
How did they bond the tables together? LOVE this idea!!