My kids wrote an OU and an OW sentence and illustrated each (as seen above). I made a cow and mouse poster, which are now displayed in my room for the students to refer to. Later in the week, I had my kids write about a time they got an OWie. Trust me when I say that EVERY child has a story about that!!
The kids enjoyed writing their stories, but even more so, they loved illustrating their hurt bodies and putting a band-aid on their owies. I am going to have to stock up on cute band-aids just for this writing activity!
I didn't use this "My ouch story" paper, but it definitely a cute one to use!
You can grab a copy of the paper at What the Teacher Wants.
Here are a couple of Owie stories from my students:
And here are all of them, proudly displayed on the hallway bulletin board.
I came across these perfect little posters (via Differentiation Station) to reinforce R-controlled words (OR, AR and IR/ER/UR). This is just one of the 3 posters, so head on over to grab all 3 for your classroom.
Last week our words were "double o" words. As spelling practice one day, we used Froot Loops for the OO's.
First Grade Wow.
I told the kids if they were able to all get 100% on our spelling test, we would celebrate by having a cOOkie & bOOk party!
Put the word party with anything, and the kids get excited. Apparently this trick worked, because EVERY SINGLE STUDENT got 100%!! I was so proud of them!
I found these "You are one SMART cookie on TpT for $1.00 if you are interested, otherwise I am sure you could create your own little sign.
This time of year I find to be the hardest because the kids are all so ready for summer and things get a little crazy! With that being said, this time of the year is also my FAVORITE as far as what my kids are capable of doing and what we teach. I will be sad to let these cute kids go in a month, but for now we are still learning while squeezing a little fun in too!