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Word Scramble Game

May 9, 2017
Word Scramble Game

Word Family Scramble 1. Choose words that your child is familiar with. Cut out letters that are in those words then mix up the letters. Tell them the word they are trying to unscramble. 2. For beginners, include only the letters for the word you want them to spell. For instance: if you want...
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Word Family Sorting Cards

May 9, 2017

Word Family Sorting Cards Materials: Word Family Cards (PDF) or make your own word cards Steps: Using the word cards have your child start by sorting the words by first letter, then by the last letter. Does your child see any words that end with the same two letters? Let them discover the middle letter...
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Word Family Wheels

May 9, 2017
Word Family Wheels

Word Family Wheels Materials: cardboard or round cake base pen/pencil brad or fastener compass stickers to decorate the front (optional) Cut two large circles out of cardboard.  Using a compass, make one circle about 7 1⁄2” in diameter and the other 8 1⁄2” in diameter.If you don’t have a compass to make the circles, you can trace...
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Word Families Review Dice Game

May 9, 2017
Word Families Review Dice Game

Word Family Review Die Materials: scissors pen tape Make Die Start with word families for: -un, -ot, -at, -ap, -eg, and -ig Cut dice out on the dotted lines. Write one of the word endings on each side of the dice Fold on the solid lines. Tape flaps to die. Play Game Before you begin the game come up...
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Making Snow Villages Like Calvin and Hobbs!

April 15, 2017
Making Snow Villages Like Calvin and Hobbs!

Making Snow Villages like Calvin and Hobbs Your child may enjoy creating cities with roads, buildings and cars to explore the new snowy world. Or just some clever snowmen!  It could definitely get people laughing! They can use sand box toys or other plastic containers make the building up of the snow easier. If...
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Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

April 14, 2017
Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

Great Book for a Literature Group My students have enjoyed reading the book and now it’s time to share it with the others in the class. My reading group has just finished reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” and I was wondering what to do to wrap it up and found these great sites.  I intend...
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Play a Colonial American Game – “I Sent a Letter to My Love!

February 19, 2017
Play a Colonial American Game – “I Sent a Letter to My Love!

Colonial American Game – “I sent a letter to my love!” Colonial American children made games with what they had. They played tag, jumped rope, rolled hoops and shot marbles. Checkers, Marbles, King Am I, and Fox and Geese were popular then and are still played today. This one is called, “I Sent a...
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Creating Like Rube Goldberg

January 26, 2017
Creating Like Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse.  Wallace and Gromit...
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Wallace and Grombit for a Lesson on Rube Goldberg

January 3, 2017
Wallace and Grombit for a Lesson on Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse. Wallace and Grombit...
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Ivory Soap Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Ivory Soap Snowmen

Ivory Soap Snowmen Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to...
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