This year, I decided to try a spelling homework menu. Above is my cover page for this weeks' words. I hope and think my students will enjoy having a choice of activities. I don't feel my first graders are ready to do their homework in a spelling notebook just yet. Nor do I think the notebook will remain food free, if I start sending it home now. (I get grossed out sooo easily!) So, I created this packet with primary penmanship lines and simple lines (for 2nd grade & up or the end of the year).
To set up the homework for this week, I printed the menu page from the editable file in the packet. Then I print the "Spelling Rhymes," "Three Times Each," and "Spelling Sentences." I edited the "Spelling Word Search" and "Spelling Unscramble" pages in the editable file. I printed all the pages and then copied them double-sided to save paper. I made sure to include five different spelling activities. The students only have to complete four activities for the week - they get to choose the four.
A lot of people have asked about my spelling word lists. These lists were created years ago, when a group of us got together as a grade and pick spelling words. We based our word picks on our phonic elements for the week. We pulled five sight words from Fry's first 100 sight words. The sight words start with the letter/sound we are reviewing. The other five words are based on some sort of phonogram (word family). Later in the year, the words change to include digraphs, long vowels, vowel teams, and soft sounds.
To check out the packet, click the image below.
I promise to be back soon with visual plans! I am only on my second week of school and I am OVERWHELMED. I know you understand and have been there.