Saturday, March 2, 2013
Less than 24 Hours to Go!
Trust me, you do NOT want to miss this event. You WILL get a whole lot of quality freebies you will want to use in the next few weeks AND a chance for a really BIG prize - the TPT pot of gold, if you will. At 7:00 AM tomorrow morning, the event will go LIVE on this blog. Be sure to check back early tomorrow morning.
In the meantime, I've got a new freebie for you. You may have already found it on my TPT page, but if not, here it is. I've been sadly lacking in getting spelling practice in each day, and it shows in my kids' writing. Words they should be spelling correctly, a lot of them are not. There is just not enough time in the day to squeeze in spelling lessons -- or so I thought. Until I put my mind to the problem and the little light bulb went off in an ah-ha moment. Morning work time. Most of my kids are whipping through the proofreading practice and spiral review math sheet they already do before the bell to begin the day even rings. So why not add a spelling component to their morning work. There were some groans, until Friday morning, when I told them as a reward for their hard work on the spelling sheets during the week, on Fridays they would play a spelling game! Well, that changed everyone's attitude about morning spelling work.
Yesterday, they played the spelling games in groups of two or three. They used their spelling notebooks to give each other words from their spelling list, and it was so cute to here them say I'm sorry that is not correct. Could is spelled c-0-U-l-d (with extra emphasis on the missed U). Or that is correct! Good job! And, something I never thought off, but THEY asked me,"If we finish all our words from this week, can we go back to the old lists?" ABSOLUTELY!
So if you're struggling to get some spelling time in, you might want to try this packet of spelling activities as well. Click on the picture to download it free from my TPT store.
Have a happy Saturday!