I consider magnetic letters one of the most used and practical teaching tools I have ever purchased.
I have several containers of them in upper-case, lower-case and also a few boxes of numerals!
I have two sets of magnetic letters (plus back-ups). The first set is my set that only I can use!
This tray sits at the front of the class in the easel for easy access. I also have a lower-case set going across the top of the whiteboard on the easel. I purchased this tray (called inserts for storage trays) over a decade ago from Elizabeth Richards, click here to see this product.
I use my set during guided reading, word work, spelling words demonstration and word or sentence work that needs to be modeled.
The second set is for students which I have always stored in pocket charts. I came across a kind of pocket chart that had both back and front. I have capital letters on one side and lower-case letters on the other side.
My friend gave it to me for my accessories but I noticed that it had more than enough pockets to hold my magnetic letters! I found it over at Pink Lily.
The hanging storage is practical as it is portable and ideal for groups and teachers who move from classroom to classroom.
This set of magnetic letters belongs in near the writing and word work area.
Here are some other ideas to help you organize your magnetic letters.
I found this storage system on Amazon. Click for the Pinterest link here.
Mrs. Wheeler uses a storage caddy that she found at Michael’s. Read more here.
Hobby Lobby has this storage system with 46 compartments. Click here to have a closer look.
I also use my alphabet cards to place behind the pockets, to help little ones remember where they go!
You can find the initial sounds cards in my store (download) in either of these three resources:
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