I have told you about Rainbow Words. The idea was wonderful and Big M (along with several classmates) finished up the rainbow just before Christmas. Since the rainbow words were supposed to last for the year I was anxious (yes I was anxious… teachers have to love me. ) to see what the next step would be. Well Big M’s teacher out did herself and I am giving myself a pat on the back for finding this incredible school.
Mrs V. sent out this message:
“For those students that have completed their rainbow words it is time for a new challenge! Please refer to the same words starting with red and practice spelling and neat handwriting. When you think they are ready I will be giving them a spelling test in class. Spelling is not a kindergarten standard but there is no reason that we shouldn’t strive to go over and beyond. I believe in changing the curriculum to the student not the other way around.”
I believe in changing the curriculum to the student…. YES!!! So here we are, working on spelling. FUN!
Scrabble Spelling Practice
I brought out the orange words (the red words were easy… no practice needed) and the scrabble tiles.
I read a word and asked Big M to spell the word with tiles.
Once the he had the word ready I handed over the sight word card and let him check his work.
Any words that he didn’t have right on the first try went back into the stack. It was fun, he didn’t even know I was giving him a spelling test.
Tip: What you can’t see in the picture is that Little M had her own tiles. She was inventing words and practicing letters while we worked. I love activities that make working together easy!
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