Monday Mystery Word
Thanks to this pin I found from Jodi at Fun In First, I was reminded that it was time to do some making words with my little ones.
When I taught first grade I would have a making words lesson every Friday. My kids would look forward to it. So I have decided to incorporate that same idea into my Monday…..that’s where my Monday Mystery Word idea came from.
I like the idea of using the mystery word as an icebreaker for a new unit or concept. I generally start new ideas on a Monday so it makes perfect sense to have the Monday Mystery Word.
I sort of threw it together today however I think you get the point of it. I did have to give a lot of clues to help kindergarteners start thinking about words.
I made a quick chart to organize our words by letters: 2 letter words, 3 letter words…..next time I think I might have a column for nonsense words.
This lesson was about 20 minutes.