Thursday, July 2, 2015
Obsessed with Paint Chips
Providing the students with word family words on a ring, this can become a fluency activity for independent reading. You can even have students read these word family rings in partners. One can read, while the other times the reader. As the reader finishes, the other writes the time. They should not race against each other, but instead race against themselves.
I would suggest laminating these cards and allowing students to use a dry erase marker. Make sure they know they can't erase until someone checks their work. You can even tell them to write it with dry erase first, then copy the strips to a piece of paper. This could also be adapted for a math activity.
This is a newfangled (it's a word) paint chip is great for anything that needs to be constructed or deconstructed. Again, laminate and use dry erase. They set above is for compound words, but it could be used for prefixes, suffixes, contractions, and...who knows what else.
This activity combines three of my favorite things: The Magic Tree House, SWBSA, and paint chips. Providing students with a bookmark for their summary is the perfect way to create a reading response activity. If you'd like a full description of the summary strategy Somebody, Wanted, But, So, And, CLICK HERE.. These can also be laminated for extended use.
Finally, this is just a fun one. I loved making these ornaments at our Winter Party.
Don't clean out any paint supply section. Get what you need here and there...and laminate when you can. For those of you who don't have access to paint chips, I made a sample pack of things to do. If you'd like the paint chips, CLICK HERE.
SO this is my mini-obsession. Do you use these differently?