One of the few things I've allowed myself to keep in storage (it can take over your life as all you kindergarten teachers know) is a Scarecrow decoration. He/she is cute enough and works perfectly for a station devoted to sounds.
When the students are done sorting the crows, they start writing the words. I love how they attempt their favorite pictures even if it may be the longest word (skateboard, stegosaurus, . . .).
No more Scarecrow posts today - but next week we have our Scarecrow Scramble so watch out!