Want to motivate your kiddos to do better with their spelling words? Cookie spellers is a great way to do this!
Cookie Spellers are intended to help encourage my firsties to practice their spelling words and learn their weekly spelling skills with the additional reward of earning a cookie from me.
Every student in my class gets 10 individualized spelling words each week based on how they did on their spelling pre-test. Their goal for their final spelling test a week later is to get 8-10 spelled correctly. If they receive an 80-100% on their final spelling test, I will write “Add a Chip!” on the top of their test or use my handy cookie stamp from Really Good Stuff. The stamp is only $5.50!
The kids know that if they see that
stamp or the words “Add a Chip!”, then
they need to go draw a small “chip” or
circle on their cookie. Once they get 5
chips, they must circle that group of 5 chips
and write their name on a scrap piece of paper
for me so that I know they’ve earned a cookie from
me. The Monday, they will have a freshly baked
chocolate chip cookie from me along with a note!
The kids absolutely love this and are totally motivated all year long to do well on their spelling test. I have never had a student not get at least 2 cookies throughout the school year, so even your lower kiddos can succeed!
If I have a student with a food allergy, I just have their parents send in an acceptable snack for their child to enjoy in place of my cookie.