This huge bulletin board is the focal point of my classroom so I decided to make it my Daily 5/CAFE board all in one. Easy to see and access. The kids move their clothespin to show their choice for each round on a mini clip-chart. This makes it super easy for me to see when they are avoiding (as if they ever do that!) Work on Writing haha!
- Scrabble Spelling
- Magnet Words
- Game Boards
- Shake It Up!
Scrabble- so simple and they never get tired of it. I created a recording sheet for this activity. It's an easy way for me to hold them accountable for their work. You can grab the recording sheet HERE!
Just pick up some tiles and you are set!
Magnet Words- I thought that this would be way too young for my 3rd graders but they seem to still love building the words on the cookie sheets. That's good enough for me. I have them build the word and then record it in their Work on Words journal (a spiral).
Type-it is one that they race for. I just took an old keyboard and fancied it up with cutesy stickers. They "type" their words. I get a kick out of watching them do this. Some of my girls take it so seriously and act like they are at the office.
Stamp-it- definitely not a new idea but again they seem to love it. I have them stamp the words in their journals and then write a sentence using the word.
Game Boards- For this fab activity head over to First Grade Glitter and Giggles and read all about. Serious cuteness factor!
Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room. I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it. I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy. LOVE it!
The newest addition is Shake It Up! I have always loved Discovery Bottles and just never got around to making any... until I was reminded on Pinterest (oh how I love thee) of how much fun they can be. Here is the PIN by the way!
I found the jar and the poms at Dollar Tree (where I also finally found the materials I needed for my Pinterest Cake Stands I have been dying to make... which has absolutely nothing to do with this here post...sorry!) I printed up the 3rd grade Fry words (required for our district) added a fancy label and... Voila!
There you have it- this is what goes down during Daily 5 Work on Words in my classroom. I hope you find some of these activities useful. I am always on the look out for new ideas and am so stinkin' addicted to blog stalking that I sometimes forget to blog myself. Next up is a blog devoted to Math Workstations and how we roll with that in my room. Fun, Fun, Fun!!
Thanks for stopping by! Toodles!