I am working on some new ideas for Holly to enjoy her weekly spelling work. Breaking out a workbook each week is not at all interesting or honestly effective enough for Holly. She needs something a bit more creative infused to her lesson, creative ways to practice her work and have some fun with learning. For this weeks word list I have a couple of items we are going to try... a couple word games I have put together and a couple of artistic ideas.
This was her first Spelling & Art combined lesson. After visiting the pumpkin patch we looked at the photos and discussed how the land looked. Greenery, dirt, leaves, grass, weeds.... it was not a classic 'all brown dirt patch' or the 'perfect green patch' - it was a mix, natural. With that knowledge Holly set out with pastel to draw the pumpkin patch from today... trying to keep it natural. Then she added pumpkins to her patch that had all of her spelling words written on them. She had a chance to review her words, write them out in a fun manner and then will use this to read or study with later in the week.
Combining spelling and art was fun for her and I am looking forward to visiting some more ideas I have for projects down the road.