Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bossy R & Leprechaun ABC Order

I really love this time of year in first grade! They know the rules and they are much, much more independent than when they came to me.  I know the magic will only last a couple more weeks before they get a little antsy for spring break. I'm starting to get sad that I won't have them in my class in a few months.  But then I have to think about the wonderful thing called SUMMER. The pool will ease my pain a little. Ha!

On another note, we started studying bossy r words today.  This week the focus is "ar" words, but I wanted to introduce all of the bossy r spellings. We thought about our first and last names and made a list on the board. I didn't take a picture, but this really helped the students recognize the bossy r in words they already know.

I found this free bossy r scavenger hunt. (I can't find where it's from, so if it's yours let me know!) I put the cards up in various parts of the room.

I told the students that they were part of a crew on a pirate ship and they had to go around and check all of the pirates. There are a lot of cards in this hunt and it kept them engaged for quite some time!

I'm starting to prepare for St. Patrick's Day!  How about you? I'm ready to take down all of the hearts in my room and decorate with some pretty shamrocks. Since I got a lot of visits from my Presidential ABC Order post, I decided to make a Leprechaun ABC Order.

Click HERE to download.


  1. I just found your blog! I love the pirate "bossy r" hunt. I am a huge fan of keeping kiddos moving about in the classroom. :)

    Granny Goes to School

  2. I totally understand what you mean about this time of year in first grade. I only taught first for one year, but I remember it well!! :) It's a beautiful thing! Thanks for sharing your ABC order!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  3. I am your newest blog and TPT follower. I found you through the giveaway. I am starting a blog soon. It will be called Reading and Loving It. I'd love to link up with you or have you as a guest blogger.


  4. Thanks for this adorable freebie! I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and visit my blog at www.justreed-ashley.blogspot.com. :)

  5. Love your blog! I'M adding you to our blog roll.

  6. This is cute, thanks for sharing! I found the activity on TPT and below I pasted the link: