I am currently working with my grade 1 and 2 French Immersion students online in a distance learning programme because of the stay-at-home mandate given by the government as a result of the COVID-19 virus. When creating tasks for them to do at home, I tried as much as possible to continue with our in-class routine so that my students could work independently of their parents for most of the time.
One of the activities we do in class is spelling practice. At the dictée centre, my students practice the week’s spelling list in a variety of ways: stamping, using play dough, writing in salt, writing with coloured pens, etc. I have prepared a list of spelling words for my students to practice at home for each week of the stay-at-home mandate; and have given parents a list of instructions on how the children are to proceed.
I have received a number of assignments back showing me that my students are practicing their dictée words. I loved the presentation of this student’s work as well as the time she took working on her task:
One of my younger students has been practicing with flour. I loved how he added his lego pieces to show his understanding of the word:
Another of my students came up with an innovative way to practice that I had not thought of – she used scrabble tiles:
I love seeing the ways in which my students are practicing their spelling at home. The innovative ways they have chosen definitely brings a smile to my face.
Which way would you choose to practice spelling?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020
(This post is linked to Becky’s Square Challenge. During the month of April, we are challenged to share photos featuring #squaretops)