Organizing classroom puzzles… solution FOUND!
Kindergarten loves puzzles, but center management and organization can get out of hand. Let me show you how to organize these learning centers and printables.
It all started with the binder! I put the entire year in one spot. This is a 3″ binder.
Each puzzle is labeled and the pieces are placed in the zipper pouch. I got the zippered pouches at WalMart for under a dollar each.
I put the response page in a page protector. On one side is the response page…
The other side has the corresponding “I Can” card. Simple! This one is clearly for digraphs.
Simply pull the activity you want to add to your literacy center or literacy station. Drop it in the bin and you are good. to. go!
Students have all the pieces they need! This activity can be done a few different ways. Students can match the capital letter to the lowercase letter. They can also match the sound to the letter… or … do it all!
If you are needing to conserve paper, you can leave the optional response sheet in the page protector and just add an Expo marker. This makes the set up of this station so quick and easy. Raise your hand if you need simple, quick, and easy! ME!
As far as response sheets go, these are optional in my opinion. The student work is really in solving the puzzle, but I included them in case you need an accountability piece. You can always use the Expo marker and have students take a photo of it with an old smartphone you might have around your home. Parents are often willing to donate old ones too! I have about 6 in a drawer, just waiting for a purpose… sigh!
You can find all of these puzzles by clicking on the image cover below.