In first grade we do a few weeks of kindergarten review. Shortly after that we introduce the kiddos (and parents) to spelling...and practice tests....and real tests. My school uses (and loves) Spelling City. You can do some great games and make printables. I <3 the handwriting one. I'd make the handwriting one a morning work assignment, usually on Wednesdays. By May the kiddos were tired of doing it and I was tired of grading work that I knew wasn't their personal best.
I came up with a fun activity so they'd still practice writing their words but there was a math component to it...and some variety for us all.
- Grab a spelling list
- Grab 2 dice
- Roll the dice and find the sum
- Write the spelling word that many times
|I made a template for the beginning of the year using only 1 die. The backside has words 6-10.|
It also includes:
This page (which is two-sided) is to have the kiddos sort their words by the beginning letter.
This page was created to help kiddos with sorting their words as well. However, they won't solely by beginning letter. Just like in a dictionary they'll sort by guide letters.
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