Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Daily 5 and Boggle Board FREEBIE

So...I've been stalking tons of amazing blogs as I get ready for the new school year and prepping for  the Daily 5! I've done the Daily 5 the past two years but have kind of done it my way instead of the Sisters way! This year I want to totally let go of my OCD and work on giving students that "choice" piece. I think I'm going to let the students choose their rotations this year AND will I will actually have fun activities in the word work center. In the past, I've been super, super lame and have had workbook (word families, spelling patterns, etc.) pages for the word work center. I know....SUPER LAME! 

All that is about to change! I am very excited about the upcoming school year and the chance to revamp the Daily 5 in my room! And that starts with the word work center. I'm hoping to have between 6-8 manipulatives/different activities for the kids to use to make the spelling words for the week.  I will have another blog post next week about the specifics.  

So, I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and have BOGGLE as part of the word work center. Now because the Boggle board doesn't allow the kids to practice the weekly spelling words, I haven't decided if I'm going to require them to do a word work activity that does involve using the weekly spelling words first AND THEN let them work on the boggle board, or if I'll just have it as part of word work and give them that choice. 

How do you use the Boggle board in your classroom? I would love to hear your thoughts!

You can also grab my boggle board here. I created it to match my polka dot themed classroom decor. I'll have pictures of my boggle board next week!

Also, if you want your classroom fully decked out in polka dots, you can grab my Classroom Decor Pack here

Well it's time for me to go run some errands for the hubby while he's in class for medical school!

6 comments:

  1. HI Nelsi! I found you on Oh Boy 4th Grade's link up :)

    I use the Boggle board in my classroom as a Daily Five option but because it can take time for students to find lots of words, I also have is as an "Im done, now what?" activity!

    I am so excited to have found your blog! I teach 2nd grade also :)

    Sarah
    WishfulTeaching

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  2. Hi Sarah! I'm so glad you found my blog!

    That's such a good idea! You are right..it will take them a little while to find lots of words. Thanks for the tip!

    Now I'm headed to your blog! :)
    Nesli

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  3. Hi Nesli! ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog hop! ;) It is always nice to meet new bloggers! :) So...welcome to the Florida blogger community! :) Thanks for the Boggle activity! ;) I am looking forward to coming back and checking out that post on how you implement Boggle into your word work centers! :) I'm your newest follower! :) I'll go on over to my fan page and give you a shout over there as well! :) Hopefully, some new friends will stop by and see ya! :)
    Happy beginning of the year! :)
    XOXO,
    Tamara

    Mrs.Russell's Room
    First Grade

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  4. Hey Tamara!
    Thanks so much for the love on my blog AND facebook! You rock girl!
    Happy beginning of the year to you too!
    Nesli

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  5. I did not use the Boggle in my classroom, but our Instructional Coach put up a bulletin board out in the hallway with the Boggle board set up. Then she passed out the papers to the teachers to either work with their class or give their students a sheet independently to use. If you have extra space in your room maybe you could put the Boggle board up somewhere and leave it for the week and allow your students to complete it throughout the week. I would maybe have some sort of prize for the person that finds the most words. Just a brain stormed idea! :D
    Check out my blog as well http://mrbechtel84.blogspot.com/

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  6. Mr. Bechtel! Thanks so much for your helpful comment! I really like the idea of having it up all week and allowing the kids to visit the board throughout the week. I'll be heading over to your blog!
    Nesli

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