Marlene made us this magnetic letter kit.
It's a type of craft box turned into a learning station.
Marlene-the-Genius (Donna would call that term an oxy moron) painted wood pieces, wrote out lower case letters, glued magnets on the back, drilled holes in the lid of craft box and attached a sheet of metal with cute pink ribbon.
How presh-us is this?!
So - when Mary is working on word families...hat, cat, sat, mat, rat...we put the ending sounds (at) on the magnetic tray. Miss Mary then finds the beginning sound, places it in line, and sounds out the word.
Mar's thinking (again....Donna would call that another oxy moron-ish type phrasing) was that Mary could transport her little Einstein center around town and not drop/lose pieces.
For someone like Marlene who has lost 187 sets of car keys since Rinald Reagan was president....hey. She's a problem solver now!
Way to go, Marlene!!!
We love your ideas no matter what Donna says.
jug - my great grandmother's
mug - my Hull ovenproof USA coffee cup
bug - locust shell we found outside