The Word Factory… Again!

Here are more ideas to add to your ‘Word Factory’ if you have one or simply to use to make spelling lessons enjoyable¬†and engaging. Many spelling programmes suggest using a read-build-write approach especially for younger children. Children read the word, make it with beads, letter tiles etc, and then they write it themselves. I have…

Cooperative Skip Counting Charts

  We worked together as a class group to create these fun skip counting charts each week focusing on a different number to skip count by. Each child was given one piece to complete and then we glued them together onto poster card. Counting by tens with ten toes. I had the children stand in…

World Globe

As part of our world geography lesson the children and I made these globes using cheap blue paper lanterns as a base. Before we began, I traced the main continents onto card using another globe of a similar dimension to measure the sizes against. The children then used these templates to trace out their continents…

C4PO the Four Sounds of ‘O’ Robot

This is a fun creation the kids and I made together to remind us about the four sounds the letter ‘O’ makes. It is a gold robot with orange buttons and dials which have ‘o’ words on them. We called ours C4PO. To make this you will need to get creative with empty plastic juice…

The Word Factory…

In order to make spelling and word work more fun we created a ‘Word Factory’ where the children can choose from a variety of activities to practice their spelling focus words. The fun thing about a Word Factory is that I can keep adding new and exciting ideas for word making to it so it…

Reading Buddies

These simple helps are easy to make and lots of fun as a prop for reading. They would also be a fun activity to do with students as they begin a school year. There are two types of ‘book worms’ here to make. One is a simple a book mark to mark where children are…

The ‘Magic E’ Wand

Remind your students about the magic of Magic ‘E’ with these simple wands made from popsicle sticks and foam or paper stars. Glue, write and go. The magic ‘e’ wands¬†can be used to turn short vowel words into long vowel words. This can be done individually by each child or together on a white board….