Spelling must be included in kids learning, especially 1st graders. Instead of making them struggle with spelling only, you can turn out the learning to be fun through the games.
Using spelling games yet engaging and somehow motivating them to learn too.
Spelling Lego letter makes the students arrange a vocabulary by constructing the Lego. All you need to do is label each Lego with letters and instruct the kids to arrange to be the intended vocabulary. Instruct the kids to spell words aloud.
Paint the words sounds interesting too. Make the students paint the letters in a bunch of scramble words. The painting is used to make the words clearly seen. Of course, the students have to mention aloud each letter.
Word Ladder is also great for spelling practice. In this game, the kids need to spell the vocabulary that is similar to the clues. This game is also great for sharpening vocabulary knowledge.
Boggle belongs to a classic game you can apply for the spelling games. This game requires the kids to find the words on the Boggle board which consist of grids. Other games you can apply are spelling scavenger hunt, clip a word, roll and write the words, and so much more.
Try on in your 1st graders' class and engage them with the learning while also having fun!
Instead of teaching the kids reading and writing only, they also need to master speaking. Therefore, you can start with spelling learning. Both parents and teachers always play a great role in spelling learning. That’s why some tips are needed to make them nail it. Check this out to get inspired!
Teach by relying on the sounds of words instead of the letter's name. It is easier both for the kids and yourself. Listing the words with similar sounds will make them more engaged rather than listing vocabulary based on the categories.
Incorporate the learning with colorful visuals. Kids are always attracted to things colorful. Using the visual that they love makes them more motivated and engage with spelling learning.
Make them memorize the spelling based on the sounds. You can highlight the letters with long sounds. Let the kids make up the sentence with the words they have been learning. Writing the sentence is the final stage. Instruct the kids to construct sentences with the words you gave and spell them.
Besides those tips, you can make the kids do more spelling practice and even jump to the next stage of speaking practice. That’s how you can teach the kids spelling. Track the progress and evaluate what you need to improve from it.
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Build some activities for kids to master the convos that should be involved in your teaching. Through the games, kids can practice conversation and play at the same time.
If you are looking for conversation games to apply in the class, then this post is intended for you!
Story A until Z is kinda exciting to try on. So, the first kids will start the conversation with the sentence that starts in A. While the next person should take a turn by beginning with a B letter to answer it. To make it more fun, you can exchange each student’s letters, so the convos will start randomly.
Name Ten in Ten is also fun to apply to your class. In this game, a person can choose the categories you’ve provided. It can be animals, fruits, toys, and many more. The other players need to mention the items that belong to the categories. Make each student use the item as the conversation theme.
Fact and fiction belong to a classic convo game but still fits to use nowadays. Each person will take turns to mention things about them. Other players need to guess which fact and which fiction.
Other games to try on are I Spy, What’s better?, the Grateful game, and more. Select the games you think suit your students the most. Consider their age also, so they can engage with the convos learning.
Before entering the first day of school, you need to prepare the school supplies your kids going to use. If you want to list the items, check this out to see what things to put on.
The basic supplies consist of the backpack, lunch box, water bottle, and students’ headphones. The stationery supplies category includes pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, clipboards, two pocket folders, a dry-erase marker, scotch tape, and a pencil pouch.
Move to the art and craft things. Involve colored pencils, crayons, markers, watercolor, plain paper, play-doh, scissors, glue, and more. Besides the basic supplies, you can also put other important supplies such as first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, and more.