Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ghost Spelling!

Let me just start out by saying I LOVE instagram! If you don’t follow me already, you can at @saddleupfor2ndgrade.  I love following teachers from across the country and I love seeing what other teachers are doing in their classrooms. We teacher/bloggers really are one big happy family. I enjoy blogging but I have learned so much from the lovely ladies and gents I follow on instagram. I truly believe that it makes me a better teacher.
This lovely little idea I’m about to share I got off instragram from Lucky Little Learners. A few days ago she posted a picture of her kiddos doing Ghost Spelling and I knew right then that this was something my kids would love!
I told my kids they needed their spelling journal, their spelling words, and white crayon. They ALL asked at the SAME time why they needed a white crayon. I showed them my journal and asked them what they saw. They thought it was a blank page (when secretly the words were written with white crayon!). I always tell my kids that I’m “magic” so this was a perfect opportunity to perform a magic trick for them. I took a marker and colored over the “blank page”. You’ll never guess what happened?!? (I bet you really can!) Spelling words magically appeared on my page! Let me tell ya’llthey we’re AMAZED!!!

Here is what you doFirst have them write a word with a white crayon. Then they color over the word with a marker. The word magically appears and they think it’s the coolest thing ever! I heard one of my girls say “I can’t wait to do this at home. I have the coolest markers.” So thank you Lucky Little Learners for the idea! You made my kids day!

On a different note, tomorrow is Halloween. Need a cute homework pass the occasion? You can grab this one in my TPT store for free! Click here to get it.


Happy Halloween everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Ah, thanks for the "shout out" Marcy! I am so glad you tried the activity too! Together we are better...isn't this blogging/instagram network of teachers great?!?! Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

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  2. I love this idea-ghost writing! I can hear the oooohhs and ahhhhhs! Great ideas for word work. I would love to link with you- http://www.doreensrockin3rdgrade.com. Come and visit and lets share.

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  3. I love this idea-ghost writing! I can hear the oooohhs and ahhhhhs! Great ideas for word work. I would love to link with you- http://www.doreensrockin3rdgrade.com. Come and visit and lets share.

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  4. Thank you, what a great idea!
    From Melbourne Australia

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