Thursday, July 14, 2011

Montessori Ideas: Stamping Spelling

So, to get out of the house for a bit and also search for a few new books, I decided to take a trip to our local Salvation Army. I picked up books as usual, a basket for those books and after eye balling a box of alphabet stamps, I purchased them.
I can see the kids, who already love stamping, creating words with the stamps.

One of the activities we try and cover 2-3 days a week is spelling. We don't do the write it ten times way of spelling, mainly we practice spelling outloud, writing on a chalkboard and working through words they want to spell. Our new stamps will also allow us to create captions for comics, birthday and holidays cards, not to mention spelling fun.

I also found book ends with a cork board end- these will be used for our push pin spiral cards. These cards are like walking the spiral or a hand labrynth, the kids will push the pins into the cork, moving around the sprial. An added bonus- if they are stuck on learning a new word, have them repeat the word as they walk, or move around the spiral. You gotta love the brain-body connection.

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