Kindergarten Writing Center

So since starting my version of daily 5, work on writing has been one of my students favorite places to go.  In my classroom, there are still assigned where they go but do get some decision in what they do there.  I know this may not seem traditional as far as writing centers go but we do get plenty of other chances to write as a whole group and working on concepts so this fits perfectly for the beginning of the kindergarten year.

It’s so popular my students choose to do these during their free choice time!  Free choice and they choose writing….it’s that good!

The Dry Erase markers, erasers, and cleaner are all housed there. The biggest difference in quality of the station depends on the sheet protectors you use. Try to find ones without texture aka non-glare like these. They don’t “absorb” the marker as much for easier cleaning and reuse. Any binders you have will work great and they store VERY EASY!

To start, currently I have 5 options for writing – all housed on one shelf near our art center (but serves for writing station as well!)

Here is a picture of what the shelf look like. 
Housed on the shelf are a container of dry erase markers and a few erasers (we share between 2 people) and some word ring cards .    They have sight words that are common and lists for every season/event throughout the year!

O rings make it easy to keep all our site word lists together!

Here are our 4 dry erase binders each with a different focus!  I’ll walk you through each one and then address what else you can do in writing.

I Can Write Binder

Perfect for my higher kiddos that can work on some concepts that are traditionally forgotten but are definitely important for the younger elementary. This book has practice pages for name, address, phone number, date, etc…. all with examples of how to write.  You write them in fun ways like tall, small, or rainbow! Here are some examples: 

   
If you want your own copy, click any of the pictures above

2. Letter ID and writing binder

Get it for free using the link above, inside are pages where we can find the letter and pages with practicing writing and finding!  Another fantastic resources and very popular!

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9 Comments

  1. Danielle on September 20, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I love all these ideas and can see why it's so popular with the kids. I also usually include some different kinds of writing paper…cards, booklets, lists, etc. that they can write on.

    Danielle
    Carolina Teacher

  2. Emily Gurdian on October 2, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I know this is from last year, but thank you so much for posting all of this! I taught Kinder for the first time last year and this year I'm really trying hard to make sure we get to a LOT of writing! I've been searching all over for number formation pages that I don't have to buy. 🙂

  3. Aleceia McClendon on November 8, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I like your ideas. But please call this handwriting. The kiddos need lots of it. But a true writing center must include activities for students to create stories. Some of my students favorites are making books and sticker stories.

  4. MamaMe on February 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Just curious how I can keep from depleting my home printer ink??? haha How would one be able to use Office Max, Kinkos, Copico etc? Help, Mama is going broke on ink!!

  5. Stephanie Gee on March 27, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these great resources — I've been gathering/printing/organizing in preparation for my toddler who has recently jumped into the wanting to read and write stage at age 3.

  6. - - bakyun - - on July 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I LOVE these ideas!! I can't wait to use them in my classroom!! I clicked on the link to get your word ring cards for free like the post says- but I see they are $4.00 🙁

  7. Unknown on September 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Love it! Just curious….about the rings. The download isn't free anymore. Can the students choose what they want to write or do they have to keep it on the card you put out?

  8. Tim and Tiffany on January 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    IS there a way to still get these for Free??? Help Please!!

  9. Mrs. Saoud on June 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Just stumbled across your webpage. Thank you for the share of my number pages. Loved reading your post.

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