The package was from Stretchy Snake.
This is Stretchy Snake.
Here is the letter he left us.
You can grab your letter from Stretchy Snake here.
There are 2 different letters: one talks about Eagle Eyes and the other one does not talk about Eagle Eyes in case your class doesn't know who he is.
In the letter, he told us he was a friend on Eagle Eyes and he was going to teach us another way to decode words. He even sent us some goodies to help us be super duper Word Detectives!
One of our favorite goodies are the Stretchy Snake Boxes.
Inside the boxes are cards. As you slowly slide the box out, you say the sounds...be sure to teach the kiddos to not slide it out all of the way. You slide the box back in and then slide it out faster while blending the sounds together. When you think you know the word, you slide the box out all of the way and check your answer with the picture. I'll try and find the labels for the boxes and post them later. =)
This is an activity both the kiddos and I ADORE.
The next thing we made were our class sound boxes. We made this with the tape Stretchy Snake put in the package. Our sound boxes help us s-t-r-e-t-ch out words...and the kiddos LOVE to HOP IT OUT!!! Can we say fun for our little
ADHD energetic kiddos!!!!
Here is how you use the sound boxes. A kiddo starts by standing to the left side OUT of the first box. If the word is bus, he hops into the first box and says /b/. He then hops into the 2nd box and says /u/. He hops into the 3rd box and says /s/. Finally, he hops OUT of the box and says the word bus. I hope that makes sense. =)
We can use the sound boxes for this fun activity. =)
Grab your copy here. Kiddos hop out the word and record the answer.
We also meet Stretchy Snake's friend Stretchy Giraffe.
He also helps us stretch out words.
Stretchy Snake also left us some slinkies and some words to stretch out and read.
You can grab all of the Stretchy Snake cards here.
I hope you and your kiddos enjoy these activities. =)
If you grab the *freebies*, please take a few minutes to leave me a heart note. =)
Question of the Day: How do you handle tattling in your classroom?
From My Heart to Yours,