Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Hearty" Word Work

I am getting into all thing hearts lately. Here is a quick word work activity I made around our word pattern for the week.
The student places a tile on the heart and determines if it makes a real or nonsense word. I challenged them to see if they could make a couple with two tiles.

oo words

We are also working on compound word this week so we are making these "door books."
Fold the paper hotdog style, cut the top paper up the middle to make two doors.
A little catching up from last week:
I'm glad to see some of you were able to use the groundhog pattern I shared last week. Here are two of my favorites from my class. I think the ears being lower might actually be the way to go. I felt my sample looked a little to bearish..
Check out those crazy eyes!

We were also working on proper nouns last week so I leave you with another thinking map. I had the words posted without capitalization and then the students told me where to put them.
Not beautiful. Just keeping it real.
Thanks for the tags from Rebecca at Teaching First, Mrs. Nunley at First Grade Magic, Latricia fromWild about Second Grade, and Tricia from Quenn With Class. I wish I had time to answer that many questions but my life is INSANELY busy. I am always jealous when I read other posts about watching reality TV in your jammies. I watched no TV last night and wasn't in my jammies until midnight. {Insert pouty lips here.} I know those of you with kids can relate! I can't even keep up with my blogging like I'd like. So if you don't get a comment from me, know that I am trying to read you on my phone at basketball, baseball, cub scouts, etc. Wish I could comment on Google Reader!

I am now late so I have to run! I will leave you with this question:
Do you know how many school days you have left?

Yep, that kind of year here and my answer is 70!! I think I can make it!



  1. Great activities!
    The groundhogs are adorable!
    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

  2. I think we are at about 70 too! Come on summer!!

  3. Love the Compound Words activity! Thanks for sharing Jenn!


  4. I do compound words like that! One little guy did super and bowl. It was so cute that I didn't want to tell him that Super Bowl is two words!

    Second Grade Silliness 

  5. I love the crazy eyes on the groundhogs. And I grabbed your word sheet. Looks like fun! Thank you.

    Grade ONEderful

  6. Your heart word work center is sooo cute! I think that will be in this week's centers! Thanks for sharing! We also have a heart-themed word work freebie on our blog check it out and let us know what you think!

    First Grade ABCs

  7. Love the heart box idea, especially because it encourages recycling! I'm Tabitha from FlapJack Educational Resources, and I just blogged about your idea at my Green Classroom blog. You can check it out here. If you have an issue with this, please let me know at

    Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  8. Ground hog is adorable plus I love the candy box ideas me and a teacher friend had a heart shape box and we were wondering what we could do with it I cannot wait to share your blog with her