Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dip Tray Centers

If you're a long time follower of Life in First Grade, then you'll probably remember this post, where I first talked about using dip trays as center activities. I discovered this fabulous idea when I had the opportunity to watch another teacher teach reading. I now have the privilege to teach with this teacher! She has the BEST ideas. She used the dip trays for dictionary skills, but since I was teaching first graders at the time, I decided to create a story elements version. You can download the patterns to create your own here, but I decided to update my trays with my new little cameo. I LOVE how they turned out and it was so super simple to recreate. 
{Sidenote: another New Year's resolution of mine was to start using my good camera instead of my iphone, so just be warned that there will be pictures from ALL angles. haha!}

I also made another activity using these fun trays. This one focuses on using a thesaurus. The kids roll the dice, find which word they're working with and get busy! If you would like copies of the word lists I use, just ask and I'll post :) 

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  1. I love this idea, LA!!! Now I need to get my cameo open so I can make one for my classroom!

  2. totally loving these!!!! I need to pull out my silhouette and do this!

  3. These are great. Thanks so much for sharing!! Do you mind if I pin it?
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Heading to buy a dip try RIGHT now!

    :) Carmen

  5. I'm tutoring a struggling 5th grader. What words would you recommend?