Wednesday, September 19, 2012

An Fan and Apple Jack Words

Hello Everyone!
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!!



  1. The Apple Jack Words *freebie* is adorable...thank you! I love the little one who made the fancy letters. =)

    Is that a font or an alphabet that you used for the "Apple Jack Words" header? I love it and need it. =)

    Your fans are precious too!

    Heather's Heart

  2. Great Apple jack activity. Thanks for sharing.

    Granny Goes to School

  3. I love both those activities...especially the fans!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  4. I have so much fun looking through your sight and finding fun ideas to take back to my class! Your willingness to share is awesome and what makes teaching such an inspiring job! Thank you, you are much appreciated!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight! I'm so excited to use some of your great ideas!!!Thank you so much for sharing. I really appreciate it:)

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