Welcome to our wonderful first grade world! This week we are working hard on the short a chunks. Word work during Daily 5 is one of my favorite places to add some pizazz! This week I added some "Teacher Treats" to my choice board. One of the choices was to make an "An Fan." The kids wrote their choice of /an/ words on paint chips (I did ask the sweet WalMart employee before I took so many of them!) traced over them with a sharpie and then punched holes in the other end for a brass fastener to fit through. I think they turned out beautifully! They had to find a friend with whom to read and spell their /an/ words from their "An Fans."
Another "Teacher Treat" from our Word Work Choice board this week was "Apple Jack Words." This time the kids had to write their choice of /ap/ words on a recording sheet and use a, Apple Jack for the a in each word. So much fun and memorable. I think they will always think of /ap/ words as "Apple Jack Words!"
I am sure my kids will be ready for their first Spell Check on Friday!!