Turns out, not only didn't I need 30 CD Cases, I lost the receipt and couldn't return them. So...they've been sitting on my table at home annoying the heck out of me. But yesterday? Inspiration struck!
Nothing earth-shattering but I'm happy with the outcome: Grab and Go Make-A-Word Centers.
While I give one sheet a week to the kids, I'm now going to have them in a basket for the kids to grab and make more words when they finish their work, during Free Time, Meet and Greet time in morning, etc. If they grab a phrase/word they've already used, no worries! They probably have progressed and can use more letter combinations to make bigger/more words now.
You can grab free editable labels and click on the pic below for the Welcome Back Sheet:
I'm going to have a recording sheet available (check back soon!) AND teach them how to care for the cases/letters inside. I've already cut out the letters and placed them inside the cases. When they open up the case, they will have to make the word (as the title appears on the case) and when they're finished, remake the word to make sure letters aren't missing as they go back in the case. I'm going to have extra letters available as replacements in a small bucket. I think it's going to be a hit! Fingers crossed!