1-2-3 Come Do Some "SH Word Blend" Shamrock Activities With Me
Since shamrock begins with the SH word blend, I thought it would be fun to design some March word activities with them .
I had so much fun, that one thing led to the next 'til I had a whopping, 112-page, "Shhh! It's a Shamrock" packet, filled to the brim with a huge variety of activities for teaching and practicing the SH blend.
The packet includes:
* A “Shhhh! It’s A Shamrock” slider craftivity. There's one for beginning SH blend words, as well as one for words ending with the blend.
* A “Riddle Time” leprechaun poster that challenges students to guess the 2 words that “begin and end with the SH blend”, with matching shamrock "guessing cards", and a definition answer key poster.
(Want to know the answer? Shhhh! It's a secret.)
* 9 worksheets
* A graphing activity
* A “Blend to the End” worksheet board game. This is my personal favorite.
I designed the game board in the shape of an S, and incorporated a bit of math with literacy.
So that my students can quickly do the calculations, I have them use two different color markers to write down beginning & ending SH blend words.
They have the option to roll a dice or flip a coin to see which type of word they'll write down. I've also included . . .
* A beginning & end sorting mat.
* 18, SH blend picture cards in color for a center activity, plus black & white, so that students can make their own game, with 2 size options.
*18 matching shamrock word cards to play a variety of games
* The super-fun “Shhh!” whole group word game, where the teacher reads the beginning sound and students complete the word by saying shhhhhh! "fishhh fish!".
* An alphabetical list of 43 beginning sh blend words.
* An alphabetical list of 68 ending sh blend words.
* A 4-page tip list of things you can do with the “trace & write” word cards, including the “Kaboom!” game.
* A “What Word Card Is The Leprechaun Hiding?” flip the flap poster game.
* 38 “trace & write” ending SH word blend cards, with 40 for beginning SH blend words, along with an “Itty Bitty” book cover for both the beginning and ending word cards.
Before my kiddos turn these into an Itty Bitty Blend booklet, we do a variety of activites with them. So the cards don't get lost, my students make ...
* A cute mini envelope craftivity to keep the word cards in. (My kiddos absolutely LOVE this!)
I have a theory that if children make something, instead of just giving them an envelope, they truly appreciate it more, which results in them taking better care of their word cards. I've also included . . .
* A set of beginning and ending SH blend picture puzzles .
These are number “strip” puzzles for sequencing numbers from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, plus skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
They come in color, so you can use them as a center, plus black & white, so students can make their own.
Click on the link to zip on over to see my latest packet of fun: Shhh! It's A Shamrock.
It's a set of 10 Frames, with math symbol cards and manipulatives for playing a variety of math games. I hope you find them useful.
Well that's it for today. I have a few more Saint Paddy's Day things to finish up, them it's on to kites.
Wishing you a day filled with the luck of a leprechaun.
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