$400 to spend on Kindergarten Literacy

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  1. LMichele

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    I was given $400 from the PTA to spend on creating literacy centers in our Kindergarten classes. The class definitely needs chart paper, sentence strips, and a listening center, but other than that I'm not sure what else would really help. I'm also thinking magnetic letters & clipboards for "write the room" activities.

    This particular class has had a difficult year & the teacher unexpectedly retired at the end of last week. Their reading skills are very, very low.

    TIA
     
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  3. kpa1b2

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    Do they already have books for the listening center?

    Since the teacher retired, what did she take & what needs to be replaced?

    Is there a classroom library? Leveled books, Magnetic letters, playdough, pencils, paper, markers, colored pencils. Just to name a few items.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Whiteboards and markers

    Letter tiles or magnetic letters

    Fun pointers

    Rubber stamp letters
     
  5. Tasha

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    Pocket chart and sorting cards. I have beginning sound, categories, and rhyming sets from lakeshore that get a ton if use for teaching and station work.
     
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    I would check out teacher pay teachers too. It has many centers for you to print out, cut , and laminate for good prices. I have found first grade centers, so I'm sure they have kindergarten. I agree with the other posts too. Great ideas!
     
  7. missklyssa

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    You may want to invest in some Heidi Songs DVDs.
     
  8. DrivingPigeon

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    I would buy some big books, if the classroom doesn't have a nice collection already.
     
  9. Rabbitt

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    How about some websites like Raz kids or speakaboos.
     
  10. otterpop

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    These would be my top choices. Also chart paper and lots of books.
     

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