Monday, March 18, 2013

Word Work and a Giveaway

This year, I have been focusing on building my selection of word work activities.  At the beginning of this year, I noticed my kids could SPELL the words correctly on tests, but struggled to READ the words in isolation and in context.  The connection just wasn't there.

I searched for games on TpT and had luck with some spelling patterns and not so much with others.  I found many were included in seasonal packets (and who doesn't love a theme?) but our reading series' timing was often off from the seasonal activities.  (Insert SIGH!)

So I have been working on games that, for the most part, are not connected with seasonal graphics.  Do you like this?  Don't get me wrong, I love thematic units and seasonal units and I do make and purchase LOTS!  Just wondering if you have bumped into the same obstacles as me...

So, I have completed a new game for Long o, Silent e called Rope It!  I will be giving away 3 copies to the first 3 comments that include an EMAIL address:)

Finally, head on over to Teaching First for the BEST Science Giveaway!  Science integrated into reading and writing with the Common Core is my focus for next year! (Always thinking ahead:) You have 3 more days to get in on the fun.

The spring break clock is ticking as we have 3 more teaching days!  I hear the beach calling my name:)


  1. Looks so cute! Yes I have the same problem! :(

  2. Looks great!!Would love to have a copy.

  3. Too cute!