Monday, January 16, 2012

Make a Word!

Happy Monday, friends! Can we PLEASE have EVERY Monday off? A three day weekend is so nice!! I  got to learn how to embroider on my new machine this weekend! SO FUN!!! If you are into appliqueing {spelling?!?}, please share your favorite websites with me! So far, I have discovered Applique Momma, Applique Café, and Embroidery Boutique. OBSESSED! Any sewing friends out there?

I love Making Words activities! I read Patricia’s Cunningham’s Making Words book in college and I have incorporated Making Words activities in my reading block since my first year of teaching!

I usually start out introducing a Making Words activity whole group the very first time! Then, the next time we do a Making Words activity, I will do it with my kiddos in a small group. They catch on quickly and LOVE it! After we do it together a few times, I put it in the Word Work station for the rest of the year! The spelling patterns change, but the overall concept is the same, so kiddos are familiar with it!

There a few different versions of Making Words. Some are open ended and have students use letters in a certain word to make new words.  {Example: my Making Words – Gingerbread Edition} Other activities {like the one below} tell the students which letters to change to make new words.

The first Making Words activity I created is for long vowels, since most firsties are working on long vowels after Christmas! I will also make a short vowel version for my Kinder friends {and for firsties to use before Christmas next year!}

Click on the picture below to check it out!


I will give this activity for FREE to the first 5 people {1 for every vowel!} who comment. Please leave your email address! :)

WOW!!! You guys are crazy fast!! Congratulations to Tara, Constance, Brandy, Jen, Miss M, Kayleigh, and Capturing Inspiration!

Yay for Bachelor tonight!!! If you are into {or OBSESSED like me!} the Bach you HAVE to check out Kristin at The Teeny Tiny Teacher…she usually gives the {hilarious} low down a few days after the show! Lincee, at I Hate Green Beans, also does a HILARIOUS recap every week! You HAVE to check it out! :)

Have a great winter week!!!


Tara said...

Love word sorts and making words:)))

4th Grade Frolics

Constance said...

This looks awesome!

Brandy said...

I love your blog :). Thanks for the wonderful ideas!!!


Jen R said...

I love making words!! I do them all the time!
Jen Ross
The Teachers’ Cauldron

miss m said...

Looks wonderful, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Looks fun!

Capturing Inspiration said...

I would love this.

Anonymous said...

This looks great!!!

Kelli :) said...

WOW!!! You guys are crazy fast!!! :)

Congratulations to Tara, Constance, Brandy, Jen, Miss M, Kayleigh, and Capturing Inspiration!

Sarah said...

Hi Kelli! I just came across your blog and love it! I am soo ready for the Bachelor tonight! I love that show and look forward to it every monday. He's so cute and I think very genuine. If you need some math ideas, come check out my blog. :)

Randi said...

I adore a good word activity! I can't wait for the Bachelor tonight too :) Yay!

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Kristin said...

Awww! Thanks for the shout out! I can't wait!!!! I'm totally checking out that other blog right now.
PS How is EVERYTHING?? ---- I replied to your email but never heard back.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Izzysmim said...

My first graders love making words too! I recently got a new embroidery machine and love it! I like Embroidery Libray for alphabets and some seasonal patterns. They have a vast selection. Reasonable prices too. Check it out!

Unknown said...

I used to applique...but my own designs, I just don't have time to do it anymore =(
Would love to see what you do!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Dedra Rainey said...

I do embroidery. Go check out "Applique This and That" on Facebook (there are 2 - one with all caps) The one using Title case like I typed, is a closed group so everything is private. Great resource if you have questions and it even has a document with a list of a ton of digitizers to buy patterns from. You will also find out about sales too!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Can't wait to get it!


Mrs. H. said...

Check out Planet Applique! It is my absolute favorite and she offers great freebies! I also like for the cute felt hair clippies. Hang to Dry is another really good one. If you want tips and tutorials, check out appliqueforum. It is free to just read (that is how I learned to do absolutely everything) and if you join, there are tons of discounts and free designs. Have fun!

Kelli :) said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the info, Dedra!!! I just checked out the FB page and there was a TON of info on there! :) Thank you!!!

Miss DeCarbo said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I'm your newest follower - your blog is adorable! :) Love the title.

Hope you can jump over to my blog and check it out. :)

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Unknown said...

Hi! Ms Arnold (Oceans of First Grade Fun) and I were talking about having an Alabama meet up..let me know if you want to come...feel free to share with any other AL bloggers you know! Anyone interested, can email me at: if they want info as we think about when and where. Thanks!!
JenniferFirst Grade Blue SKies

Allyson McGuire said...

I love finding good teaching blogs! I'll definitely be your newest follower.

Stop by my blog


Heather's Heart said...

This is great! I am a Word Study freak! I will have to take a picture of my tubs to show everyone! If you want Word Study *freebies*, I have TONS on my blog!

I just shared a Vowel Munchers sort that is so stinkin' is one of my favorite DJ Inkers clipart ever!

I would love for you to come visit! =)

Heather's Heart

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