An acrostic-style write the room activity that gets kids out of their seats, gives them a fun reason to find specific letters, provides practice transferring to their paper, and it offers handwriting practice.
This set of May and June write the room pages, covers the following topics: friends, by the Sea, underwater, treasure, sharks, camping, smores, zoo fun, zoo animals, elephants, road trip, picnic, pool party, & popsicles.
How to use:
Make a copy for each student who will participate in the activity. Provide clipboards or hardback books for students to use for ease of writing.
For each letter, students find a word that contains that letter. For the word extinct, a student could find the words Edward, Recess, or Opening for the letter E. Then, Exit, fox, or six for the letter X.
When words have been found for each letter, students circle the letter they were looking for within the words they found.
I put a write-the-room activity out everyday during centers. It is one of those things that students at any level can do. I often spend the first few weeks walking around with students to help them get the hang of it, but once they have it, it is one of their favorite activities.
My kids use our word wall, book fronts, the name wall (their favorite place), the daily schedule, homework pages, etc., to find words for this activity. The words and places to find them are endless.
The clipboards are always the first thing to go when we
start centers and kids never seem to tire of this activity.