Here's my rug:
I love it. We sit on it. We learn on it... and it's definitely a huge part of my instruction.
This coming week it will become a REAL part of my instruction when we learn more about homophones. I made 20 homophone cards and will put one on each square...
I'll be lining the kiddos up in two teams and having them throw a Koosh ball. Whichever space it lands on, that student will have to use the word correctly in a sentence to earn a point. Then it will be the next team's turn.
My brain is swimming with how I could use this more often... laying out spelling words, vocabulary words, words for students to identify prefixes or suffixes, compound words... and the best part is that all it takes is the ball, the rug, and to whip up some quick word cards!
I hope my kiddos are as excited as I am about this one!
On a side note- you still have one more day to enter the giveaway to win a copy of Maria Dismondy's book The Potato Chip Champ! Click the pic to head over to that post and enter.