Friday, February 25, 2011

Cupcakes Make Learning Fun



My students love the routines I do when we are starting our day and this is a particular favorite. Once again the cupcakes fit right into a pocket chart and I hide the sprinkes behind a word they might be having trouble with. We chant this little rhyme until someone comes up to pull the card they have read and the sprinkles are behind the card. This causes so much excitement. The children have suggested I make them real cupcakes to match these!
Assessments are coming soon and this provides much needed practice!

8 comments:

Casey Shea said...

I love this game Fran!!!! I made some extra and printed out some labels so I could incorporate some extra words! My kiddos are gonna love this!

LeAnne Cooper said...

This will be so much fun! I will be adding some of our "challenge" words and color words to this list...do you use Open Court? It seems we have the same list of sight words.

Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

EFL Preschool Teachers said...

Hi!!!
Love all your resources. I posted a link at my Facebook group: ESL/EFL Elementary teachers. Your downloads and ideas are great for English language Learners.
Thanks!!!

krazykindergarten said...

This is so cute!!! Would you be willing to share the little rhyme you say with the kids? I have played this same sort of game with a gemstone. We call it "Hide the Jewel". I have also varied it around the holidays. For example, we hid the groundhog during the week of Groundhog's Day, etc. LOVE the cupcakes!!!

krazykindergarten said...

DUH!!!!! I see the rhyme now!!! OH MY!!! I think it is time for bed!!!! It has been a tough week. Sorry!

Katie and Steve said...

Can't wait to use this on Monday with my kids. Thank you for sharing!

Katie
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Katie said...

I was wondering if you had sheet with out words on it so we could make more. My daughter really thinks these are cool but we need more words than are on the print out. Thanks

KatieRzLOVESk said...

Thank you! Super cute! :)