We are back with kids on Tuesday of next week, but Monday is full of meetings, so I was in school today getting things organized for our first week back.
One thing I have been working on this year are seasonal word work items outside of the regular word work choices we have. I have loved this because it gives them extra practice on things like parts of speech, alphabetizing, compound words, and more!
This Winter Wonderland Word Work packet includes the following:
- 36 winter-themed words
- ABC ordering sheets
- Parts of Speech sort
- Compound Word building activity- students will make a wintry compound word and then define it with words or a drawing
- Compound Word anchor chart
- Word Building activity using 16 letters to make 2-9 letter words
Here's how I set them up for my kiddos:
The winter words are available on sheets of paper for the kids to cut out as well as on word cards. I printed both, but I want kids to use the cut out sheets for their own work and the word cards as a way to check their answers.
I printed the word cards on cardstock and laminated them. I then ordered them alphabetically and punched hole through the top to send a binder ring through.
On the back, I added a small round label and numbered each card 1-36. This way, kids can use these cards to check their ABC Ordering center activity and wow, that saves me a TON of stress :)
These words are also used for the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective) sort.
This picture was from my test-run. In real life, I copied the student cards on blue paper and that way they stick out against the white worksheet (wintry, right?). It seemed more pleasing to the eye that way :)
I did make 2-3 laminated copies of the compound word cards as well as the build-a-word activity. I wanted to make sure there were enough for the kids in Word Work Centers (I usually have no more than 8 at any given rotation time in Daily 5).
As students finish a "Season Activity" they can go on to our regular Word Work Centers (which are now all packed in a big ol' set HERE, if you're interested), and we will still continue to do our Word Work Bingo Board. I put all of the seasonal worksheets in a packet with the Word Work Bingo as the cover, so that way I can collect it all at one time (no pic, I forgot, sorry!). It will also be easier for the kids to manage and ensure they have been to every seasonal center.
This Wintertime Word Work Pack is in my TpT Store now and I hope you're able to use it with your kids during these long, chilly months.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I'll be back soon to tell you about my Wintertime Math Centers :)