This is a Literacy Center appropriate for First Grade. It focuses on contractions. To prepare the center you need the worksheet, clothespins and di-cut mittens. Write one contraction on each clothespin (can't, don't, it's, she's...). Write the two words that make up each contraction on mittens (write "can" on one mitten and "not" on another mitten). Students will match two mittens to the contraction that is written on a clothespin. Example: student chooses "she" and "is" and finds the clothespin "she's". The student clips the mittens together. Students use the worksheet to write the contractions and then write four sentences using the contractions.