Today, the kids were so excited to be able to work with some new materials during Word Work time. I showed them 8 different materials in bottles, such as tiny rocks, pony beads, little pom poms, and glass stones. Students took a container that was filled with an item, a work mat (piece of flannel) and a spelling list back to their desks. Students used the materials to “build” their spelling words. It was a big hit today and the kids were really excited to use them.