Saturday, February 27, 2016

Leapin for Leap Year!

Hiya! How have ya'll been? I am super great! I am loving my current long term assignment in first grade at Skaith Elementary. It is a Leader in Me School which is based on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits for Highly effective people. I absolutely love it! I wish my kids were within the boundaries for Skaith simply because I love the Leader In Me Concept so much! More about that another time though today I want to share with you activities for LEAP DAY! We started studying Leap Day, yesterday so we are ready for Monday! First we read about Leap Day and answered comprehension questions from my Leapin For Leap Day Pack.
Then we filled in a calendar and figured out what day of the week fell on this year.

Then I had an early finisher try out one of the writing prompts for work on Writing next week. They are to write what they would like to do with a Whole Extra Day! This is one of two writing prompts. There is also a In 4 Years I will...


Another early finisher tried out the Leap Year Making Words which will be in Word Work next week.


Monday we are going to do the special Leap Year Song on Go Noodle! And an activity that tracks all the years that are leap! I hope this gives you some ideas for Monday! Have a great weekend!

Oh and check my store Monday for a lil surprise sale!

Friday, February 12, 2016

4 Things I {Love} for Word Work


This month's theme is things I love so I am going to share some things I love for Word Work! I love all things ELA and word work is one of my favorites. There are so many fun ways to practice words!
Red and Blue Letter Magnets - I love these to reinforce vowels and consonants! The idea that every word has to have a vowel! Click the picture to purchase on Amazon (affiliate link)
Letter stamps! My kindergarteners LOVED stamping their sight words! These can be used with any word list and are so much fun! Be sure to use washable ink! You can also use different  colors and have them focus on different skills! Blends, digraphs vowels the possibilities are endless! Click the picture below to purchase on Amazon (affiliate link).
Letter tiles! These can be used with any word list! Students build the words and they can be used over and over again!  To purchase click the picture below. (affiliate link)
I just got these foam Letter Dice and I can't wait to use them! There are so many possibilities and they are all so fun! Click the link below to purchase  from Amazon (affiliate link)
For a simple low prep activity students can toss the dice and then make words with the letters that land face up.


I love that all of these are super fun, engaging activities that are relatively inexpensive and can be used with pretty much any word list with little to no prep. I hope you found some new products to make your word work more fun! Do yo have any of these? How do you use them?