It's Friday and so I actually have some time to write a blog post.
The weather is warming up enough for the kids
to go outside for recess!
When we were stuck inside, I was always
trying to come up with ways to get them moving.
This activity is another one of my
"5 minutes before the lesson starts" ideas.
I typed up little cards with some spelling words
and also spelled each of them incorrectly.
I cut them apart and gave one to each student.
They wrote their word on our small dry erase boards.
Then came the moving part.
First they had to find the person
that had their matching word.
They had fun because one person always had
the word misspelled.
Once everyone had a partner,
they moved again by sorting themselves into two groups:
spelled correctly or misspelled.
Each time I chose two different parts of the room
for them to make the large groups.
We then switched words and played again.
This went on for about five rounds.
Afterwards, one student came up and said she thought
the game was so fun and hoped we would play it again.
The simple things that make the kids happy!
Going along with the theme of spelling
is my new word work pack.
It's my first one and the theme is
Black History Month.
I love teaching my students new words,
but finding fun ways to learn them.
Also, next year we are getting rid of spelling tests,
so I need something to incorporate spelling lessons.
I think this is going to work out great.
I'd love to give away a copy of my word work pack.
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Do you have off on Monday?
Lucky me - I have the day off!