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April 21, 2021 | Kate Streelman
This week, first graders in the Sun and Moon classes started spelling! Every day, a new activity is done to learn how to be better spellers.
Monday: New Word Day
The first day of the week, we learn a spelling rule or about a spelling family! This week, the first grade looked at words with -aw, -ew, and -ow. They sorted words (on Seesaw or on paper).
Then they chose 3 words from this activity and 3 words from their own personal lists to practice throughout the week:
Tuesday: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
Tuesday’s activity is exactly what the name says! First, you look at your word. Then, you say it. Next, you cover it up. Finally, you try to write it without looking and then check to see if you got it right! You do each word 3 times so if you make a mistake, you can try again.
Wednesday: Build, Mix, Fix
Another straightforward activity! At home, students use magnet letters, bananagram tiles, or cut-out letters to build their word, mix it up, and fix it back again. Their goal is to do each word 3 times!
Coming soon! What do Thursday and Friday spelling activities look like?