Monday, March 21, 2011

Word Families... Spring Style!

Happy Spring everyone! We rang in the new season with lots of rain and wind! Just what us Californian's enjoy the most! 


Well since the weather is so depressing, I needed something to brighten up my day in the classroom. Easter eggs and cute Lettering Delights graphics did just the trick!





My mom has been using this Easter egg idea for years. The kids twist half of the egg so that the beginning sound moves and they read all of the word families on the egg. The paper police is after us at school, so I just made 4 copies of the record sheet and stuck it in sheet protectors so that the kids can write with dry-erase markers and then it can be used again.


Click on the pictures for a copy of the record sheet and "answer key". 



Also, Kristin from Little Miss Glamour made some higher-level words for you to use as well! Check them out here.

15 comments:

  1. That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!
    Now, how do you keep the eggs from making that squeaky plastic on plastic sound?
    -Andi
    PencilsGlueandTyingShoes

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  2. Cute! We have paper police too! YUK!
    ~Kim

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  3. I love this! I saw that basket at Target but didn't know what to do with it yet. :) I've also used plastic eggs for Spill & Spell...the students arrange the tiles inside to create a sight word and record. I'll have to use this another week in April. Thanks for sharing!

    http://LittleMissGlamourGoesToKindergarten.blogspot.com

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  4. Boo. I've been having problems opening some files on my Mac. If you have ANY suggestions, please let me know. For now, would you mind emailing me the file? I'll give you a shout-out whenever I use it. ;) Thanks! kristinmockler@gmail.com

    http://LittleMissGlamourGoesToKindergarten.blogspot.com

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  5. This is great! I can open the first attachment, but it won't open the second page - would you mind sending it to me? Thank you!

    Dana
    dana_m_baker@yahoo.com

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  6. I LOVE this idea! I love your blog! What grade do you teach?

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  7. This is fabulous, but it won't show up for me either (on a mac). Would you mind emailing? ashleyharris31@gmail.com. This happened earlier with someone's Dr. Seuss unit, and it never would work even after she emailed it. Some of the pictures showed up blurry. :/

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  8. This is great!! I am going on internship next year, I may have to borrow this idea :) xoxo

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  9. I'm in love with your blog. So many great ideas!! Thanks for sharing. You're the kind of organized that I try to be! :)

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  10. You're amazing! I love this idea! For sure adding it to my files!

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  11. That is an incredible idea! I'm inspired :)

    xoxo
    Christine
    www.aquietdetermination.blogspot.com

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  12. I created additional answer sheets...I hope you don't mind! And I gave you a shout-out of course. ;) I made word lists at four different levels so my "geniuses" weren't bored during their literacy center. I hope you can use them as well!

    http://littlemissglamourgoestokindergarten.blogspot.com

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  13. I just love spring! I just wish it was a little warmer where I live and felt more like spring! This activity is so cute, and I can't wait to do it with my firsties! :)

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  14. Kim Adsit made something similar and showed it to us at a conference! She calls them Twisty Chickies and uses the eggs that are shaped like chicks. I made them and my kids loved them. And for the "squeeky" sound...add some chap stick to the edges of the eggs...never to squeek again!!!!!

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  15. Love these!! Thank you for the Spring word families!

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