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Now on to the fun stuff!! Here, in no particular order, are my Top 5 classroom can't live withouts!!
1. The Leap Frog video series!!
2. Leap Pads!!
3. These really should be at number one - Foam Phonics cubes
I have all 3 sets and I use them DAILY in small group instruction! We use them to simply learn letters and sounds to building CVC words and eventually I pull out the others and they build even bigger and more complicated words. I used to have only the red and blue ones and as the kiddos got better and better at blending sounds they didn't need them anymore so when I used them with my low babies the other groups would be sad that they couldn't "play with the cubes" so I had to add to my collection so that all my groups could "play with the cubes" these are great for differentiation!!
4. Sight Word Puzzles
Ih ave the entire set of these and the students LOVE them. They are self checking so they are PERFECT for literacy centers. Kids love puzzles and they really love putting these together and reading the words!
5. Instant Learning Centers
I have SOOOOO many of these in reading, math, and science. They are AWESOME!!! Everything you need for a center in 1 place and all ready to go. They are color coded to make it easy to put away, and they are self checking so the students can do them independently or they can be used at the teacher table in a small group!