ug Bugs

Published April 22, 2013 by Mrs. Malo

We have been working a bit on word families and our wrap up activity for the ‘ug’ family was a great success today so I thought I would share.  I have to confess that these ideas not completely mine but I have taken the ideas of other and made them work for me.  Please visit the sites I link to to get the originals.

My class is bug obsessed right now.  To capitalize on this I have made my SK required centres as bug based as I can.  (We are a student led inquiry based class but at this time of the year my SKs have 5 required centres they must complete each week, to structurally prepare them for Grade 1).  I found a cool free unit with literacy based bug activities on TPT.  I found a number of sheets for students to record their lists of words in different word families.  I decided that I would give them one sheet a week and ask them to write down any words in the word family that they could come up with.  Last week I gave them the ‘ug’ sheet.  Today we first made a class list of all the words everyone came up with.

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I then wanted to do a fun craft to reinforce the word family.  I found another cool activity (this time through pinterest) on using butteflies to practice word families.  Butterflies are bugs so we tried it out.  I printed and cut out 3 copies of the templates and Kaitlyn made us a template before school started.  I gave them free range with their colour choices with the only requirement that they use ‘ug’ words off the list we made.  They added some much needed colour to my teacher cupboard doors.

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