I Love the MONTRA… Work SMARTER, Not HARDER
Sometimes I find something ( or do something )
that I think…
“DUH!!! WHY HAVEN’T I BEEN DOING THIS FOREVER???”
This is one of those things…
Here is SPELLING for the Whole YEAR to help you WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER!
We use MUST DO’s & MAY DO’s for centers.
Have you ever used
REPOSITIONAL VINYL LETTERS??
OMG! I LOVE THEM!
I got mine…at STAPLES
BEFORE…last 23 YEARS…
I would write the numbers & Content areas
Work SMARTER NOT HARDER!
NOW…I can just add the words / skills
& the kids ALWAYS know where to look!
You can erase over the letters
when you remove them..
NOT sticky ucky GLUE stuff!
I use multiple sizes for interest…
MY NAME is GIGANTIC!
(Don’t ask me how to spell…MRS. McCARTY )
Love Love Love this!
Again…as we begin a NEW YEAR…
a great time to
WORK SMARTER…NOT HARDER!
FREE from me to YOU!
Happy Holidays from 1stgradefireworks
I would like you to meet my newest friends!
The vowel kids!
This is KATE. ( long a)
Her twin sister is Anna. ( Short a )
Anna left us for a short “vacation”
…so I can use her picture for LONG A!
Thank you to Nikki from MELONHEADZ for the cutie pies!
We took each vowel family and did some writing!
We brainstormed words ( see the word box)
that have our phonics pattern for the week.
Then we did an interactive writing .
( see my BALANCED LITERACY packet,
The kids decided on her story. And then…
They were so cute! Best editors ever!
After we finished…
They decided yellow was too hard to read.
They said that handwriting is very important,
if you want others to read it.
They said spelling is important. It can change the meaning.
And lastly, writing large and spacing our words,
makes it easier to read.
WOW! They were listening! 🙂
And so …each week for the next 4 weeks
I will introduce another friend.
Long e, Long i, Long o, and Long u.
We will chat, create, and write!
I Love my JOB!
If you are looking for more
Stop on by!