Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Spelling

I have been trying to come up with more exciting ways to practice our spelling words.  My kiddos and I get super tired of doing the worksheets out of our basal so I'm trying to incorporate other activities to reinforce their words.  Today, I had them divide their paper into sixths and write their spelling words on the spots.  I gave each table some paint and Q-tips.  They used the Q-tips to dot/spell their words.  They had a blast doing this and I even heard these comments, "How cool" and "This is so fun." When a teacher hears those comments, it makes you want to jump and scream because what you are doing is working, they are learning and having FUN!!!  Here are a few pictures of it. GRRR!! Sorry it is upside down, can't get it turned.

 
I had to share these photos.  The activity came from http://firstgradewow.blogspot.com/.  If you have neveer been to her blog page, do so NOW!!! She has many amazing ideas and packets.  The best part she shares them all for FREE!!!  Yes, I said FREE.  Go visit her now. 
They had to finish the sentence, My 2013 is going to be.... 
We made a list of words that could describe our 2013 and then they put it together on a party had and added their face and hair.  This one cracked me up with her hair.

2 comments:

  1. Somehow I missed this post when I first joined your blog! :( I'm loving that q-tip paint idea with spelling words. This would work perfectly with my kiddos and their sight words. Thanks for sharing.

    Erin
    www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com

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  2. Erin, glad you could use the idea!

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