Anyone else feeling overwhelmed/swamped/behind?!
We have parent conferences next week and I'm freaking out just a little.
With recess duty this week, ILPs tomorrow during prep, 4 piano lessons to teach tonight, math class tomorrow night (with an assignment due that I haven't started yet), and a district PLC on Friday that I get to lead, I'm kind of in a "Piglet" state - you know, where every.little.thing makes me stutter and twitch?!
Clearly I need to plan better. :)
I'm also concerned with about 6 of my little monsters' spelling skills.
They are not passing their weekly spelling tests.
They struggle with daily writing because their spelling skills are so undeveloped.
While we work every day on phonics and spelling skills, these little monkeys need more repetition.
However, this is the same group where more repetition = mass revolt.
Unless. . .there is variety in the repetition.
This game hits that every time! Thank Heavens!
It's easy to use and they get to practice each and every word, sometimes twice depending on the time allotted.
This definitely is NOT my original idea. I've seen variations floating around and so many teachers use something like this. This is just my take on a super great activity that my monsters love.
These print 2 to a page. I print them on cardstock, cut and laminate, and have them available in our manipulatives cubbies. Some of my little monkeys will choose this as a free choice activity. :)
Image is linked to the PDF download.
A simple thanks in the comments section
goes a long way to brighten my day. :)
I'm working on developing a recording sheet for the Roll and Spell activity where they will have to write the word in the matching column and then read the words back to me (or the grown-up that is in charge of that small group during rotations). I think that will add one more level of accountability. At least that's my hope!