Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tried It Tuesday - SNOWBALL FIGHT!

Before writing my post,
I was reading Holly's over at Fourth Grade Flipper.
She hosts this great linky.
Anyway, she mentioned how she hasn't had any time to blog.
I'm so glad it is not just me.
I have never been so busy in my life!
My post today is a quick activity you can try in your class.
I gave each student a 1/2 sheet of paper
with a spelling word written on it.
Then came the fun part.
I told the kids to crumple up the paper.
The looks I got were great.
One kid started to fold the paper.
Crumple it!
They stood up and tossed the paper across the room.
Don't worry,  we talked about a few rules ahead of time.
Then everyone had to find a "snowball."
I had these cards placed around the room.
The kids wrote their word on a dry erase board
and stood by the correct Long E pattern.
Then we did it all again.
We sorted ourselves about four times.
Once we finished,
everyone went and sorted all the words on their own.
It was great practice before doing the sort
and everyone had fun having a snowball fight.
Another teacher used this idea with math facts.
The kids recorded math equations and solved them.
Have you ever used this?


  1. FUN! I want to make snowballs every day in my class since we don't get snow in Florida! Definitely going to try this. Thanks, Jeanette!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. We love Snowball. I have not used it like this though - thanks for sharing this idea - which I am totally stealing!!

  3. This sounds like so much fun. Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to try this out soon. Maybe with vocab? I'll have to think on that one. I'm totally cheering you on with your running goal!

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  4. Thanks for sharing!! I use this as a getting to know you activity. Oh the possibilities of using it differently is endless. Thanks again!!