Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer Share & Prepare: Which is Which? Write the Room

On Thursdays in the summer I am linking up with Marie from Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tale. She is hosting a very cool summer linky, where we get a chance to share some awesome beginning of the year activities that others could use to prepare their classroom for next year!

Last week I shared one of my newest products, perfect for the beginning of the year in kindergarten or pre-k or 1st grade. My Color the Room pack is the perfect way to get kiddos used to the procedures and routines of Write the Room activities, except in this activity they don't have to write anything. Many of my kiddos can't form a letter or copy from a model at the beginning of the year, so this activity is perfect. To get one for yourself, click on the image below to head over to my TPT store.

For today's Share and Prepare, I would like to share an activity with you that you could use after you have finished with the Color the Room packet. It is a great activity to use when your kiddos are beginning to understand the difference between a letter and a number.

This is another Write the Room activity that focuses on a student's ability to differentiate between a letter and a number. It never fails, I always have quite a few students who come to me not understanding the difference between a letter and a number. This activity helps them to visually discriminate between the two.

This packet is chock full of posters that focus on being able to visually discriminate between letters and numbers. It is not intended for you to use all of the posters at once, but to decide what you want to focus on. There are four sets of posters, two of them use white fonts and the other two use black fonts. There is a set that focuses on uppercase letters and numbers, and another set that focuses on lowercase letters and numbers. You can use the uppercase set one week and the lowercase set the following week. This way you're giving your students plenty of practice identifying numbers and letters.

There are also two different styles of recording sheets included. There is a set that focuses on finding the letters and another set that focuses on finding the numbers. You will also be able to differentiate using the recording sheets. One sheet is for students who are able to copy from a model and can write the letter or number on the handwriting lines. The other sheet is for students who are still having a hard time with letter/number formation. For the second sheet, students will have to color in the circle to indicate which circle on the poster has the letter/number. 

This Write the Room activity is a logical step after using the Color the Room activity. Students should by now be used to the rules and routines of Write the Room and should be able to complete these activities independently while you meet with small groups.

If you are interested in adding this resource to your collection, I invite you to enter the Rafflecopter drawing to try and win one for yourself! I will be announcing winners on Sunday! If you can't wait, head on over to my TPT store and snag one for yourself!

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Swing back over to Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tale to see who else has linked up to share their favorite back to school products!


  1. That write the room is fantastic for the beginning of the year! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and I hope I win!

    1. Thank you so much! I wish you the best of luck!! :-)