Fun Word of the Day Activities for Fun Friday

Today was the last day of our Word of the Day calendar for February so my students chose 5 words from their calendars  to write a story today.  Most of my students can just circle 5 words on their calendars and start writing since we do this every month.

 Some of my students have trouble doing that so they tell me what they want to write about and we write the words from their calendars on the top of the paper like this.

Now look at what a great story this child was able to write using those words.  He is one of my ELL students and I am so proud of how his writing improves every month!

The really great thing about this is when we played the Brain Bounce game I will share with you in a minute, is he knew what patriot meant.  Yay!!

Here is a story about the dentist.  The students circle the words they use from our Word of the Day Calendars.

And here is one on Abraham Lincoln.  We try to incorporate lots of rich vocabulary words each month.

Here is our new March Word of the Day Calendar which is on sale all day today.  Remember the TPT code at checkout to get the extra percentage off. TPT3

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-of-the-Day-March-Calendar-1119945

Then my kiddos got ready to play our Brain Bounce games to test their knowledge of their February words from our calendars.  I gave them about 10 to 15 minutes to discuss the words on the calendars and then we were ready to play.  I divide the class into 2 groups and they pick a team name.
They take turns choosing a card to read and answer.
This little girl was so excited to read her card!

Here is a sample of our cards.  We try to make them go with the monthly theme because the kids like to see the designs on the cards and they are nicer to use in a center.  You can do that earlier in the month and let your kiddos use their calendars to help find answers.

Well it looks like the Redskins won this time.  My kiddos love this game!  They always ask me if we can play again.  What a fun way to review our monthly words.
Our Brain Bounce is also on sale all day today Feb.28.

 We also have a Quest Game where your kiddos find parts of words or chunks in our Word of the day words for the month.  The kids love being detectives and finding the word crumbs.  We have 3 ways you can play.

Here is a sample recording sheet.  Now the cool part about this is I am finding that my students are finding “word crumbs” in their other work.
Here is a student who was writing about the word “lawyer” in her calendar notebook, one of our word of the day words and she was excited to discover her own “word crumbs”
She found ham in Abraham and law in lawyer.  The 2 is how many syllables lawyer has.

We also have March Activities where your kiddos cut and paste our Word of the Day words in order, and write the sentence, illustrate it,and do a bonus question about the words.
We hope you have gotten some great information about our Word of the day activities and games and you will take advantage of getting them while they are all on sale today during the big sale.
Thank ya’ll so much for stopping by and we hope you will check back every Friday for Fun Friday.
Have a great weekend!

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