|Gotta love the frame – I heart you 3am Teacher!|
|My babies in full on “trading action” . . . good heavens I miss this crew!|
- Provide each student with a tracing sheet (free download below) and a skinny Mr. Sketch marker of choice. (I hold on to these in my room and only break them out for very special occasions so this was a HUGE deal.)
- Call out any short e word from the game sheet and have your children locate the word and trace it in marker. I also have them mark the word with that short vowel swoop!
- Continue to call out words until about 1/4 of the page is filled.
- Keep activity interest high . . . (here’s the activity kicker – that thing that keeps your kids coming back for more) . . . have your students trade smelly markers at this time.
- Instruct you students to stand behind their desks with pen in hand. Select a music track and have the kids attempt to trade pens with others until the music stops. I always frontload this big-time. Please, thank you, and no thank you are a must. I have kids sit down when they are no longer interested in trading. **Need a FREE and fun tune? CLICK HERE to pick up a copy of Ron Brown’s Banjo Tune!**
- Once the great trade has taken place, ask the kids to return to their seats to continue the hunt. (I have found that three pen exchanges seems just about right for this activity).
|Workin’ hard to find those words!|
|Asking ever so nicely to “pretty please trade.”|
|These two are done trading, so they are sitting down.|
|Obviously this cutie had a thing for black and brown smelly marker.
There are no “dots” on her nose yet, but by the end they all had colorful faces 🙂
|CLICK HERE to snag the game sheet!|
|The only cool thing about this shot is my book – Finnish Lessons.
It’s all about how they fixed the education system in Finland and it’s now kickin’ tail and takin’ names!