1-2-3 Come Do A Little Magic With Me
I did a month-long mitten theme in January with my Y5's. They enjoyed all sorts of mitten matching games and activities, so I wanted to feature a few popular FREEBIES today.
If you teach the "magic e" spelling rule, I think you'll enjoy the Magic e Mitten packet. It took lots of hours to complete, but I think it was time well spent. Run the mitten patterns off on a variety of colors of construction paper.
I wanted mine to have a red mitten with a green cuff + a green mitten with a red cuff, so I ran off two of each page (one on red and one on green).
Laminate, trim and then cut the cuffs off so that you create puzzles for a Magic e Mitten Matching Game.
The 29-page packet includes a My Magic e Words (dictionary). Students trace the word, add a magic e to the end (use a different color) and then write the new word that is made.
Encourage students to look up words that they don't know and define them on their new-word definition page.
There are also Mitten Math worksheets, where the word + an e ='s a new word, as well as an alphabetical list of 86 magic e words, + a pattern to make a magic e snowflake-mitten wand.
I added glitter to mine and glued it to a Popsicle stick. Give students a word from the list, have them come up and write it on the board.
Everyone waves their magic e wand, and the child adds an e to the end, creating a new word "magically!" Click on the link to view/download the Magic e Mitten packet.
Finally, help students practice their writing skills and organize their thoughts, by using a graphic organizer.
Keeping with the theme of mittens, I designed several graphic organizers, which help students work on adjective as well as verb word work.
Students describe mittens on one worksheet, and tell what kinds of activities they do when they wear them, on the other worksheet.
Afterwards, have children use the adjectives they thought of, to write several descriptive sentences about mittens. These are quick & easy activities for your Daily 5 time too.
I've included completed samples to help explain things. Click on the link for the mitten-themed graphic organizers.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for visiting. Here in Michigan we got over a foot of snow dumped on us, and the windchill and drifting caused schools to close all over the area on Friday. Wishing you safe and warm travels over the weekend.
"What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel." -John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866