I like to keep my student materials extremely organized so my kids know where to find things and put them away. It also helps cut back on wasted time. One way I keep some of my word work materials organized is by organizing my magnetic letters. The caddy that I use is easy to grab and use during guided reading or intervention. I purchased this at Michael's several years ago. I use cookie sheets that are from the Dollar Tree. They are small and good for little hands.
One activity that I like to have students do with the magnetic letters and cookie sheets is practice spelling their sight words. I created these mats so I could easily differentiate word lists based on student need. These mats are color-coded so you can do the same. I have two sets available: Fry's first 100 words and Fry's second 100 words. Sight word mats make a simple, minimal-prep center all year long! Click one of the pictures to be taken directly to my store!