One Great Idea Leads to Another

The best learning happens when kids are intrigued and engaged! And two of our Rooted Community members are inspiring us with their lessons that do just that. 

In one post, Shawna shared, "All the /k/ sounds are tricky. I made a bunch of little post its with words that have the missing /k/ sound. (Post its are more fun than a worksheet of missing letters, right?) Of course this was after working on teaching the sounds and making LA binder pages. He read the words and decided which spelling to use. He still missed a couple, but it was a good review!"

Shawna's post inspired another Rooted Community member to create her own missing-sound review lesson, getting her kids up and moving around while practicing the H-teams and math facts.

Alecia shared, "Thanks to the great, easy idea in a post by another community member earlier this week, I was inspired to create my own missing-sound post-it work for my kiddos. What started out as me duplicating the idea from the OP for my younger son ended up as a full-blown Mission Impossible-style hours-long event. It ended up being too cute not to share.

I quickly jotted 30ish words on post-its that all had H-brother digraphs missing (we'd been working on these the past couple weeks). I was planning to be gone all day at SLP evals with my older son and wanted to leave something for the younger guy to accomplish while I was gone. I thought I'd just have the older son put them up all over the house as a game for the younger guy (this is the kind of thing he digs).

Well, 10 minutes before I left for the day, I suddenly had the idea to make it a little more fun and threw together a quick "case file" and some sheets to collect and sort all the post-its on based on the missing digraph. Oh, and for good measure, I threw in math facts on each post-it as well.

When we got home 6 hours later, little guy had only done 6 words. We ended up putting on some Mission Impossible music (please go listen to the ridiculous Minions version and the Trapp remix LOL) and made my older son his own case file. Fun was had by all for the next couple hours. And they've now requested we do this EVERY WEEK.






Today we read the words in their case files every time they took a turn in a board game we played and my older son did some of the words by dictation and wrote some sentences using these as target words. It was a good review of recent skills I had taught."  


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