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ScOOpin' Up Words (/oo/ words)

Happy Monday sweet friends!

I know many of you just said adios to Spring Break last week but we have been back now going on our second week... so we are gettin' back in the swing of things!

This week we are doing some seriously FUN things!  We are finishing up shapes...heading into fractions....getting our feet wet with plants....AND dipping into some /oo/ sounds in our phonics!

Ok... please tell me I'm not the only one.... but when I venture to Wal-Mart for some groceries, I come back with the most RANDOM things and think to myself...I could use this for something!

Last week was no different.    In the checkout line (I know they do this on purpose when they see me coming!   I'm a sucker for last minute "throw it in your cart" kinda stuff!)

So they had these 98 cent buckets and scoops.... of course I snagged up FIVE!  I mean... my own boys can have them when I'm done... right?!   Of the purchase is justified!

This week is all about the long /oo/ sound in phonics.  The moment I saw these buckets I knew we would be scOOpin' Up Words!

I cut apart the word cards (some with /oo words and some not).  I put some sand in the buckets (A.K.A. manila paper!) and the cards and scoops.

I divided the class into groups and each person in the group took turns scOOpin' out words.  They sorted the cards into /oo/ words and "other".


Yeah.... the "sand" was getting in the way!

After we sorted all of our /oo/ words... we scOOted right into our craft!  (see what I did there?!)

They made these fun little buckets with shovels that had their /oo/ words!

And they made for a wonderful display!!!

You can snag up this FREE craft by clicking HERE or on the picture below!

Have a GREAT week friends!!

Jessica Travis
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  1. What a cute activity.....I'm sure it made learning the oo words so much more fun!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. Such a cute activity. My little Florida beach babies will love it.
    The Space Coast Teacher


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