Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Word Wizards

Starting this week, we are going to be starting a new project in school. Based on our CAFE menu, we will be learning about expanding our vocabulary.

We have this as an addition to our room. There are different levels for the children to climb.

Everyone in my reading groups will now have homework- each and everyday, they will need to find two Razzle Dazzle Words per day.  All of the children need to write down their words in the literacy logs.

We talk all of the time about "new" words instead of  Kindergarten words. For example, instead of using the word "kids" we might say children. I would say that we hear at least one new word a day!! Last week Tuesday, we talked about  3 Razzle Dazzle words!!  Mr. K, a student, came up with two of them!

Each child has a word collector to write down their words. It is one thing to hear the Razzle Dazzle words, it is another to use them in our writing.  I try to make it really exciting when the children use Razzle Dazzle Words in their stories and share them with the group.

We have run out of space in our room, so our chart and our words are behind the door!


Ladybug Teacher said...

What a great idea! I like this way of expanding vocab. for CAFE...I feel like I haven't done well in that area so far. Thanks for sharing! :)


The Teacher's Wife said...

Hey!! I was at my Target tonight and they didn't have any Tag books on clearance- so I'm guessing it's an online only sale??? If yours has them on clearance grab them all-LOL! :)~ Good luck!!