Ok - I am happy to report that I survived the slumber party we hosted last night with seven 2nd grade girls. It was my daughter's birthday party. And...if I make it through the party (for my son's birthday) with twelve 5 year olds this afternoon... I should receive a special award, right?
I decided to squeeze in a few minutes of peace and quiet (ha!), so I thought I'd share these Connect Four game boards that I use with my students. Early in the year, I use different versions to help reinforce short vowel word families. At this time of the year, I use different game boards to reinforce long vowel word families. I often leave them out for kids to play when they finish their work. I'm including the directions and three different game boards.
Connect Four Game
Connect Four a_e
Connect Four i_e
Connect Four o_e
Please feel free to leave feedback. Hopefully the links will work for you. I've been having a bit of trouble posting my documents. Now... off to the next big event. Wish me luck!