Professional Development

July 21, 2011

Colorful Word Families

With more inspiration from Pinterest, I made word family cards using paint swatches. My local home improvement store did not have the kind with the square cut out, so I just picked out the square shaped ones.

This project isn’t completely finished. 🙁 I need my magnets and magnetic letters to show you what I’d like to do with it. Instead of just leaving them free, I am going to put magnet on the back of each card and place them in my Magnetic Letters work station. Then the kids can choose whichever word card they would like, place it on the board, and then use the magnetic letters to build words. When you’re classroom looks like this….

it’s hard to complete projects. Yep, that’s about half of my classroom. The other fourth is packed and the other fourth is at my new school already. So, that being said, I just did as much as I could. The rest will have to wait a couple of weeks. (I’m beginning to get the itch to get back in my classroom. The time can’t come soon enough!!)

I also made a data sheet to go with the station if you like that sort of thing. Below is an image.

Get it HERE! Enjoy!

Happy Teaching,



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3 Responses

  1. LOVE this idea! I’m always looking for new activities for my magnet letters/ making words center. I’ll be making these this weekend!

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