Incorporate a word sort with a twist by creating a word sort in a bottle! Add dyed rice to a bottle filled with sorting cards to add a little pizazz in a work station. It keeps students' attention for a long period of time because they are enthralled with colored rice. Directions on how to color the rice is included in the download.
If you do not want to create the rice bottle for the activity, playground sand can be substituted for rice, or students can just use the cards as they normally would during a sort.
That is what I did, I also had students develop a rice game as an ending project. Lots of gun'
January 7, 2013
I just downloaded this...can't wait to make this and have the kids use it. They are going to love it! Great idea! Thank you!
November 17, 2012
Great I'm beginning digraphs this week. Terrific center idea!
October 14, 2012
Just a note if you use rubbing alcohol instead of vinegar you will not have to put the rice in the oven to dry just spread on a paper to dry. I have used this method for years. Going to make this over the summer to try when school is back in session.
I have been teaching for 18 years, 13 of which were in the inner city. Along the way I earned my master's and a specialist's degree. I have conducted several balanced workshops in the Southeast Tennessee area.