Thursday, January 24, 2013

Put 'Em in the Blender ! (consonant blends)

We're having an unusual week at my school... 

Monday - no school 
Tuesday - MLK assembly
Wednesday 1/2 day for students + professional development for us 
Thursday 1/2 day for students + professional development for us 
Friday - pajama day + another assembly 

 Add all of that to the fact that we have had indoor recess (because of the wind chill being below 0) all week. Oy...

 It's kind of a miracle that we've been able to accomplish anything...but we have been working on consonant blends quite a bit this week. We work on them throughout the year, but I decided to make it more of a focus now that my writers are ready to start demonstrating their knowledge of consonant blends in their writing. 

Here is an anchor chart that we made last week.

 My students made consonant blenders today. They loved making their own blender!


I also asked my students to write the definition of a consonant blend (in their own words) and to make a list of examples of consonant blends. They are on display in our "gallery".

Here is the page they used to write their definition and some examples of words with consonant blends.  You can click on the image if you'd like to download it.

 We worked on making a consonant blend book. Each student will take home their own book once they are finished. Here is a sample of one of the covers. 

You can click on the image below if you'd like to check out the blend book in my Tpt store or my Teachers Notebook shop

I better go get my pj's ready for school tomorrow!