A little background: We are implementing a new spelling system this year. It is called L to J. The program takes away the permission to forget the spelling words. Anywho...it is new. And with new learning systems, comes a new set of challenges.
A challenge our teachers are facing is how to help kids get meaningful spelling practice in throughout the day. I am focusing on this exact topic this month in our coaching sessions. So, it made me very happy to see this:
At first, I was pretty sure this little guy was just another picture of a bug. Our school is out in the country. Scorpions and other critters are
commonplace yucky culturally embedded. Ahem, we even had a student use giant scorpions as a marketing hook in his student council speech. And everyone got it!
Then, I looked a little closer, which was was tricky since it was displayed on the back of the door and I could have been knocked out at any moment. I know, my blogging bravery is unheard of. HAHAHA!
But I digress. Look, it is a spelling activity!! WHAT?!
|pardon the blurry iPhone picture, but can you see those little word-legs??|
Know the other best part? The kids love it. Can't get better than that, right?
Wrong! Know the other other best part? That little millipede is a science connection. Yep. Cross-curricular, baby!
Okay, I am done gushing. Sherri and Shannon, Fourth Grade Teachers Extraordinaire! You rock, but please, choose kitten next time. These creepy crawlies are freaking me out:)
Try it and comment what your favorite spelling activity is!
Toodles Teacher Friends,