Ya’ll know how much I love me some Dollar Tree. And ya’ll know how much I love my DIY lightbox. So you know I love combining the two loves into fun, hands on, differentiated, engaging, rigorous centers/workstations/hippopotamuses for my ‘staches! Keep reading to learn about our light table letters and sounds!
I really love little plastic shot glasses from Dollar Tree! They’re $1. These cups come in bright colors and they’re useful for many things! And when you buy them in large quantities and the Dollar Tree workers get all excited because they think you’re having a party and you tell them the “shot glasses” are for 5 year olds…the expressions are priceless. (PS It’s even more fun to not explain…just say they’re for 5 year olds and leave!)
So…if you don’t have a lightbox in your classroom, you now have a summer assignement from Mr. Greg. MAKE ONE!
I made mine for about $20. It’s a huge hit in our classroom. And you need one! To see how I made my lightbox, click the picture!
Light Table Letter Activities
Now you need manipulatives for your fancy, schmancy greg-tastic light box. HELLO DOLLAR TREE SHOT GLASSES!
And you’ll need some labels (or you can use Sharpies to write on the cups…but I have the worst teacher handwriting ever…so labels it is!)
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >