Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ouch-less Crafts for ow and ou

 Last week we made two, count 'em, one-two super cute craftivities!  Each helped students practice reading and writing ow or ou words.  Cow says, "Ow!" is part of the Working with Vowel Team OW pack.  Ouch Mouse is part of Working with Vowel Team OU and is available as a free download.

 I *LOVE* how the cows turned out!  They each have so much character.  I especially love the cow in the middle picture.  She looks like she is jumping over the moon with her ears up like that.  After the cow was cut, glued and dried the students chose 5 words with ow in them to write on the spots.  They like walking around reading the cow spots.

The students had a blast creating their Ouch Mouse!  I had the students make their own whiskers and tails.  The rest of the pieces are tracers.  (The download has all the tracers.)  Seriously, who doesn't love sticking Band-Aids all over an adorable mouse.  Most of the stories involved some amazing mouse trick in which the poor mouse failed miserably.

This mouse has lip gloss on because after the "mouse" ran to get in line she tripped and fell.  Lip gloss was the only thing that made her feel better.  Interesting...

The mouse on the left is screaming crying (to get more attention).  The creator of the mouse on the right very deviously asked, "Can we put the Band-Aids...anywhere?"  He thought a Band-Aid between the eyes was hilarious!  It is pretty funny.

I really love doing crafts with this class.  We try to do at least one on Fridays.  It's a great way to relax the brain a little after our assessments and to stir up our creative juices.  The kids are really helpful to each other sharing materials and ideas.  Now, don't get it twisted.  This does not happen too often with this class, but I love when it does.  I can really tell they are working at being kind to each other.

Again, download the free Ouch Mouse craftivity here or get the whole ou literacy center pack here.  Cow says, "Ow!" is available in my OW literacy center pack.

For the last two weeks we've been working through a new unit on the practice of science using bubbles!  Talk about good times!  I'm tweaking the unit and hope to post about it soon.

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