Friday, July 26, 2013

Seemed like a good idea...

Well, as usual, I accidentally found myself in the teaching supplies store the other day when I had a few spare minutes.  I wasn't looking for anything in particular… I was hoping to be inspired by something.  I had thrown a few new notepads into the cart and really hadn't seen much else but on the way to the front of the store I found . . .


I thought "hmmmmm . . . I'll bet I can find a use for this!" and I launched it into the cart. I loved the idea of maybe using it for some word work . . . for tying it into math somehow  . . . for creating a game to use with it--maybe something like "Words With Friends" or something.  So--I am challenging you to help me come up with some great ideas!  Maybe you'll be inspired to get yourself a set of these bad boys today.  I think my students will absolutely 


it! (7 points)

What do you think?  Do you have any ideas for me? Have YOU come across any cool stuff that has inspired you--but maybe you aren't quite sure how it's all going to unfold?  Share your ideas here and maybe we can help!




10 comments:

  1. I would use it for spelling word work. They'd have to spell their word, then total up the points. Instead of adding, I'd have them multiply to get their total.

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    1. Oooh! Multiplying is a good idea! Thanks!

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  2. I just bought 3 x 3 scrabble letters from Joanne Fabrics & Crafts to use in my classroom. I am going to keep them out on a table and have a little tournament. I like the spelling word work idea too!

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    1. That's a fun idea! I don't even have a regular version of the board game in my room...better go get one!

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  3. Ooh! What about making a vocabulary word (for any subject) and if students definite it correctly, they earn the face value points. If they use it or diagram it correctly, they double the face value of the points. Teams could make the word to challenge an opposing team!

    Mary Kate
    Windy City Learning

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    1. That's fun! I am always looking forward to finding fun ways to work with new words! Thanks!

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  4. Our school used them to create our theme this year "words matter." The theme committee hasn't completely decided how the theme will work, but many of us are using the letters on our bulletin boards. I don't have a specific use for my kids with them though.

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    1. What a great theme! I'd love to know what you decide to do with it!

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  5. Meg, your post made me laugh because I did exactly the same thing! I picked them up at a teacher store and bought them without knowing how I would use them, but knowing that I just HAD to have them.

    I actually wrote a post the other day about how I decided to use mine! You can read it and see pictures HERE!

    Since I will be teaching 4th this year as well, maybe it will help to give you some ideas!

    ~Miss Martin
    Miss Martin’s Classroom

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    1. OOOH! Your board is adorable! I have done a boggle board the last few years but took a break last year. I like your form better than the one I was doing too--so maybe I'll use yours and give that a try. Things are looking great in your room, by the way! YAY!

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