We wrote our spelling words in shaving cream for extra practice. This got a little messy but it was SO MUCH FUN! We also played the game Sparkle to practice our words. Who remembers that game? It brought me back to my 5th grade year at Lakota Elementary School. Classic! :) It quickly became a requested game, and we played it a few different times throughout the week. Miss Reese also played "beat the teacher" with different tables to see if she could correctly spell the words first or if the kids could.
On Friday, we played a fast-paced phonics game that reviewed digraphs and blends. The kids were split into 4 teams and had to quickly WALK up to the SMART Board to roll their die. When a digraph or blend popped up, they had to again quickly WALK back to their table and find a word on their paper that started with that blend or digraph. The first table with a blackout was the winner! I took a short video of this game and put in on the bottom of this post. A noisy classroom can be a good thing - it means the kids are interacting, communicating, cooperating, and learning!