Who would have ever thought phonics would be so much fun!?!?! Our spelling words this week are the -ow spelling pattern and we will be reviewing the -ou sound as well. Firsties can have such a hard time with the -ou, whether it is the long o sound or /ou/ sound. Well, we are lovin' some ouchies in our room. I found this fabulous idea from Lindsey at The Teacher Wife. I introduced my poor, wounded, hurt clown letters today - the o and u. I gave my kids a long, drawn out story about what happened to them, how they got hurt, and of course what they keep on saying, "OW!!! That hurts!" I wore -ow band-aids all over me for the remainder of the day and when the kids would point to one, I gave them a sad face and said, "OW!" I especially loved the wack-a-doodle looks I got at buses, like, "what is this crazy lady up to now?!?!" We're going to continue with our ouchie clowns tomorrow and practice reading all our -ow and -ou words throughout the week. A quick stop at the dollar store tonight and now my firsties will be bandaged up with their -ow and -ou words the rest of the week.
I purchased Lindsey's Clown unit on TPT and these cute little guys were in there! We wrote our ow and ou words on band-aids and stuck them on our chart.
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