Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spelling tree


A few weeks ago I saw this fabulous idea over at No Time for Flashcards and wanted to use it for the play group I was hosting.  Unfortunately, my group of 3 and 4 year olds didn't want to spend much time on this activity...but when my 3rd grader came home from school she had other plans for the tree.

Lou had plans to use the tree to practice her spelling words.  I quickly made up some paper leaves with her words on them and put them face down in a little pile.

She picked a word at random, read it out loud to me, then had to spell the word without looking at it.  If she was able to spell it correctly, she could attach the leaf to the tree.  If it was incorrect, the word went back into the pile with the other words for her to review again.  I don't think spelling practice has ever been so much fun.

We've still got the tree up on our wall just waiting for more fun learning activities.

4 comments:

  1. Very cool. Ally has the hardest words this year. I don't even know how to spell them!

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    1. Gotta love spelling practice ;) This week Lou wanted to use apple shapes on the tree. She put them all on the tree, then I would say one of the words. She would have to spell it without looking at the tree. If she got the word correct, she got to find and pick that apple. She got 100% on her test this time!

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  2. How fun! you could leave the tree up into November and use it as a Thankful Tree! Love the spelling words idea!

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    1. That's a great idea. We also ended up using it as a family tree and talking about relatives and ancestors.

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