On top of that a NASTY stomach bug has been going around the house lately. I haven't gotten it full-blown, but I had enough of it to appreciate NOT getting it!
In the meantime, I made 'cards' for my first Unit's spelling words for the Word Work center of my Daily 5. Feel free to grab them up if you are doing McGraw Hill Texas Treasures.
I think the one thing I am going to do differently is this year, I am going to make the words cumulative each week. Meaning, I am not going to take last week's spelling pattern out of that center when new words are introduced because I want them to continue to work with them and KNOW them rather than just memorize them for a weekly spelling test.
I will use a variety of materials in my Word Work center:
Including....using letter tiles
marbles, rocks, and beans.....
Using craft sticks, pipe cleaners and any other materials I can get my hands on for word work manipulatives!
hoarding gathering up more materials to stick in my Word Work center.
What kinds of things do you use for Word Work??