word work is fun work

Sometimes I wonder if I like making teaching materials more than actually teaching with them. (Please don't tell me I'm the only teacher who feels that way!!)

I have way too much fun hunting down engaging teaching tools on Pinterest ... and I love putting them together!

I recently made two activities for my "Word Work" Daily 5 center. The first is a clothespin word family activity:



The second is a paint strip word family activity.


















I got the (free!) paint strips at Lowe's. They already had that nice little square cut out and they originally come in 3 strips. I just cut them down to one strip, laminated, and then created a laminated strip of cardstock programmed with different onsets to slip through.

And then! I even created this very simple word family recording sheet (the box is for a quick sketch of the word).


If any of you out there would like a copy of the recording sheet, shoot me an email:
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Oh and PS: The kids love these activities!

7 comments:

Angela said...

"Sometimes I wonder if I like making teaching materials more than actually teaching with them. (Please don't tell me I'm the only teacher who feels that way!!)"

I can definitely relate!!

Mrs. D said...

Haha! Me too! Sometimes I wonder...

http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

Bethany said...

Those are fabulous ideas! Who comes up with this stuff??

Anonymous said...

Love these ideas Sarah--similar to some things we used in Montessori! :) Brenda

malia said...

you're such a creative teacher. those kids are lucky so have you!

Sarah Garb said...

The clothespins and paint strips are pretty excellent. And I definitely agree that making different manipulatives is fun!

sandi said...

I would love a copy of the word sheet if you get a chance. That would be perfect for Bella my kinder.
:) sandiwalker@verizon.net

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