Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hand-made Swatters for Sight Words

Swattin' Words? But what do you do when you need fly swatters for a word game, and you can't get your hands on any?

Make your own word grabbers! Instead of fly swatters, we rolled up construction paper and stapled a paper hand to each rolled "arm" or stick.  I used Krista Wallden's free dotty hand clip art (from teachers pay teachers) for the hands. You can find her great clip art here: Creative Clips, and her dotty hands are here: Handful of Dots.

This was easy and fun. I set out several sight word flash cards at a time. Then I called out words for them to smack. My boys were competitive but could not stop laughing as they read their words. This is an old favorite activity for word recognition. I have done all kinds of versions of this. If you haven't tried it, you've got to! And if you don't have any fly swatters on hand, make your own!

Monday, April 20, 2015


Your students will not be able to resist writing about their "flavorite" ice cream, or how they make the best cone ever! Kids will make the perfect cone with this set of prompts. They will cut out their cone cover and lined shape page to create a cone booklet. Perfect for this time of year! Six mouth-watering prompts, lined ice cream cone paper, directions, and organizer included...