Ready, Set, STAMP! {Literacy Work Station}

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The days of summer are slowly slipping away and the new school year is almost upon us! While many of you in warmer areas are back at school a couple weeks already, we still have a couple weeks ahead of us in the northeast.

Before going back to even set up my classroom, I try to do as much as I can at home. Printing, laminating, cutting, gluing- anything to make the start a little smoother. I'm excited to try out some updated literacy work stations in my classroom this year, so I've been busy making materials and gathering needed supplies.

One of my favorite activities (and a tried and true favorite of students) is the Stamping Word Study Station. Anything to do with stamps or bingo daubers and the kids are hooked. When dealing with phonics activities that can be a little tedious, anything that gets children motivated and engaged gets an A+ in my book.


I like stations that are easy to set up and to clean up. The only things I put in this bin are a couple of stamp pads, skinny markers, two sets of alphabet stamps, and a pile of copies for the Stamp it Up! page we are working on that week. My favorite part about stations like this is that you only need to show your students how to do it one time. The activities are consistently the same. Trace, write, color, stamp. The only thing changing? The words. Kids know what is expected and they are able to work without interrupting my small group. YES!

Real Life in First Grade: Materials for Stamping Work Stations

Real Life in First Grade: Alphabet Stamps for Literacy Work Stations

I know some people might think that kids might get bored. Um... MARKERS and STAMPS. Need I say more? No one is bored with this one. The biggest problem is children wanting to stamp beyond the limits of station time. Kids actually do a silent cheer when it's their turn to do this station. Trust.

If you're looking for something new to add to your literacy work stations, click here to grab my Ready, Set, STAMP! pack on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Real Life in First Grade: Ready, Set, STAMP! Literacy Workstation on TpT

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I'll be blogging more about my favorite literacy work stations in the future- so check back soon!

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