Tuesday, July 5, 2011

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G

Since we're all thinking about changes and such for the next school year, I'm linking up an old post for TBA's blog hop!  This is my most popular freebie on my blog!

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For the past five years, I have done "Speller's Choice" for homework in my classroom. The kids get to "choose" how to practice their spelling words within a set of choices I have set up for them.

This has worked out really well. However, next year I will be looping with half of my class and I wanted to do something a little different. So, instead of keeping the same number of choices for the year, each month students will get a new set of choices.

I have attached them below and added a fillable area for you (if you want to use it!) to put in your own e-mail address on a few of the sheets where e-mailing the words is a choice- you'll just have to download (rather than just view) to edit on those pages.

If you download and enjoy, please let me know with a comment! :)

67 comments:

  1. I struggle with spelling homework. This is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  2. What great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I LOVE spelling city!

    misst4th.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank your for sharing. I have a combination class next year and I am struggling with what to do for spelling without making a ton of work for myself. I love all of your ideas!

    candace-orris.blogspot.com

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  4. That is awesome! Thanks!

    Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Love your new blog (and your old website, too!).

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  6. Thank you for sharing this awesome resource. Being new to first grade it has given me a starting place with figuring out what I will do with spelling homework. Thanks !

    Trish

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  7. Thank you! Thank you! I love this!

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  8. Thanks for sharing the ideas. This will help me immensely as I teach my Kinders how to spell during word study. I love the interactive options. ;)

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  9. I also did Speller's Choice last year and this will be a nice twist to keep it fresh. Thanks!

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  10. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work- it is much appreciated!!

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  11. Love this! I am looping with my kiddos to first grade and am a bit nervous! Do you still plan on using the H.O.R.S.E binder? Thanks again!

    Becky

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  12. This is fantastic! Thanks so much!

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  13. I LOVE this and will definitely be using it next year! Thanks for sharing!

    ❀Jodi
    Fun In First

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  14. I'm so glad you all can use this! :) It hadn't actually occurred to me how repetitive my other "Speller's Choice" was and when I sent home my parent survey at the end of the year, one parent commented that her daughter had been getting bored with the choices and that was a light bulb moment for me! I think having a few "always" choice will be great for the kids, but giving some new ones each month will keep them excited about the practice!

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  15. Thank you so much! ths will be perfect for my classroom!

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  16. Last year I saw your Speller's choice ideas and decided to make one similar-I also set myself up with Spelling City thanks to you! :) I like the different ideas for each month, gives them a variety! Thanks so much for sharing these! You are so creative!
    Stacee

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  17. This looks amazning...I'd love a copy to modify...

    boisecarin@gmail.com

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  18. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! where in Michigan...I am macomb county(1/2 hr away from detriot

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  20. Great choices! I love the monthly themes! Thank you!!!!!

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  21. I love these! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

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  22. OMG!!!!I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I really DISLIKE the way we do spelling homework and really think our kiddos would enjoy this!! Truly appreciate all your work!!

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  23. So glad so many of you can use this!

    :)
    Christina

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  24. WOW! These are AWESOME!! Thank you!!!

    =)Beth
    http://inspiredwritingteacher.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love these! Thank you for all of your hard work and willingness to share. I'm starting my second year of teaching, and have LOVED reading all about your classroom! A question about homework, do you send home a weekly homework sheet that details all of the week's assignments? How do you keep track of who has/hasn't turned all of his/her assignments in? Thanks again! Meg

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  26. Hi Meg! A post about my homework is planned for tomorrow!

    :)
    Christina

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  27. Thanks so much for the variety of activities for each month. Smiles :-)

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas! I had never heard of Spelling City, but I went over and signed right up- can't wait to have my kiddos using it. Spelling is something that needs a little more "fun" and not so much "drudge"!

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  29. Sorry everyone! Someone discovered an error on the December and March pages on "other handed"... Apparently, I didn't right it write. (Did you catch that?) HA!

    I have re-linked a corrected file! I hope some of you are following this thread by e-mail so you get this message! :)

    Christina

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  30. Hi Christina,

    I love your Speller's Choice activities. Thanks for sharing! Do you have it in a word document. My computer for some reason will not download google docs.

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  31. Jamie401- I am sorry... due to some sad misuse of my items that has happened in the past, I don't send them out in WORD. :( But, you can go to my "Contact Me" page at the top of my blog to find my e-mail. If you e-mail me, I will send you the direct PDF file so no Google Docs involved! :)

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  32. Do you by any chance have this in a word document?

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  33. Thank you Christina I will do that. Sorry for the second post, I didn't mean to ask you again!

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  34. I love this! Thank you so much for the fantastic work... and for introducing me to Spelling City. I have now signed up!

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  35. Thanks for sharing! This is fabulous!

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  36. Oh my goodness. This is awesome! I wasn't able to print it out though.. hmm.. any suggestions?

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  37. Hi Jennifer! Once you save it in your Google Docs, right click on it and open it with Adobe!

    :)
    Christina

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  38. I downloaded, and I am SOOOOO excited to try some of these unique and fun activities with my students!

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  39. Everything you do is amazing! :) That's my comment. :) <3 your site!

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  40. Love your idea of changing it monthly. Will keep the students engaged. I had them use scrabble tiles and add the sums for each word. Thank you so much!

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  41. These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  42. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I am always looking for new ways to help students practice spelling at home.

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  43. Love "Speller's Choice"! I have been using it with my 1st and 2nd graders for the last two months. They love the freedom of having choices!

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  44. Thanks so much for the free download. Such a great idea!

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  45. Thanks so much for the free download. Such a great idea!

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  46. Thanks for sharing your spellers choice. I am going to try it.

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  47. I love this idea! I do tic tac toe homework and I try to get as creative as I can when I put in the spelling option. These forms will be helpful. I can copy them onto the back of the tic tac toe homework page and they'll have new options every month. Fabulous!

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  48. Thank you so much for sharing! I LOVE it!

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  49. Just found this on Pinterest...thank you for sharing! LOVE this idea!!!

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  50. What a great idea...many of my kiddos have to "practice" at home on their own, so this will give them more ways to make it fun for them! Thanks for sharing :)

    Treasures for Teaching

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  51. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Thank you - can't wait to try this (in Sept I mean...LOL)
    Peggy

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  53. Thanks for the spelling homework ideas! I know my kiddos will love them!
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  54. Thank you for the freebie!! This past year I used Tic-Tac-Toe Homework but I like this as well :)

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  55. So many great ideas! Thank you for the freebie!

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  56. Thanks, Christina! You are my website/blogger/teacher hero! You inspired me to make a website (a few years ago) and I am finally making a blog this summer. Thank you for all of your great ideas. If you have a moment, let me know what you think of my new blog! THANKS!
    www.TeachingFabulousFirsties.blogspot.com

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  57. I used these last year. LOVED THEM!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  58. I LOVE this idea so much! I planned to give my 5th graders about a page long list of choices for completing their spelling HW each week next year, but I love the monthly options along with the "usuals". Your layout for each month is so cute, I'll be using them if ok by you...thanks so much for sharing!!

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  59. Oh my goodness THANK YOU!!! I downloaded something similar to this but lost it when my hard drive died... I love the idea of the choices changing each month for my kiddos! Thank you!

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  60. Thank you for sharing your helpful ideas.

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  61. Thanks for sharing! I will be using these in my combo class this year!

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  62. Thank you! My class will enjoy these. :)

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  63. Thank you! This will help me tremendously this year in my classroom. I love your ideas for the homework club and weekly sheet, too.

    Teaching Special Kids

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  64. Thanks for sharing your Speller's Choice Activities. I am excited to use them this year!

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