I am so loving my reading boxes. My church saved cereal boxes for me all summer and it took a lot of time to cover them and make them look so cute. It was so worth the time. My students love them and I love watching them choose their own daily 5 books each Friday. Most of all I love hearing them ask with big smiles "can I read from my reading box". Music to a teachers ears. Wow! They also have star sight word bags in their reading boxes. They are so excited about their boxes I've added some math practice cards in ziploc bags so I can tutor and access my students in math using their boxes too.
This is a photo of my word wall. I made my smartboard word wall to match it. I'm loving the colors and how much it adds to my students having a color to connect with each sight word. We clap, spell, snap and dance out the words and colors each day. We have made color coded sight word dictionaries in our "writers workshop binders" that we have color. So colorful, so much learning and so much fun!