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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shaving Cream Spelling


Currently, Sweetie Pea is the only one old enough to have a scheduled spelling list each week.  To add a kinesthetic element to her daily review, I passed out old cookie sheets, squeezed a dollop of shaving cream onto each one, and allowed the kids to use these make-shift "chalk boards" to write out words or pictures.


Sweetie Pea had to use this as a time to practice her week's words.  She was instructed to use her finger as a pencil to write out a word on her list, swipe the board "clean", and write a new word until she had practiced her entire list.


Although Super Boy doesn't have an official list, he was able to practice his phonics skills.  I dictated a simple one-vowel word to him, and he wrote it out phonetically.


The other two Littles enjoyed a bit of free-style time while the older ones worked on their lessons.


2 comments:

  1. Such a simple, but fantastic idea. I'm definitely going to try it!

    Georgia :)

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