Elementary Endeavers: Reading Fries
Sort of a bunny trail here... have you noticed that McDonald's has both fries and apples in the Happy Meals now? Maybe the rest of the world knew about it already, but I so do not keep up with the news. Did you know that Obama was President? Oh wait. I guess that's old news, since this is election year.
Anyway, the benefit of the new Happy Meals (other than now your child eats fewer fries and enjoys a few peeled apples dipped in citric acid) is the cute teeny tiny fry boxes that come with each one. I knew I would be keeping them as soon as I laid eyes on them.
I made a little reading activity with them for Cherith, to put a little fun into those dreaded list of words to read. She has been working on suffixes, so I labeled three boxes with -s, -ed, and -ing.
I created some paper "fries" with various suffixed words typed on them.
She would pull a fry out of the unlabeled fry box, read the word, and then put it into the right suffix's fry box.
The whole purpose was to get her to read words with suffixes. I don't think she knew that though. She just had a lot of fun playing with french fries.
If you would like to create a similar set up, you can use this template I created. It's nothing fancy, but it works. I uploaded it as a Word document so that you can change the labels and words as needed.
(To change the words: Simply click on the word you would like to change. Highlight the entire word. Type the word you want. Continue with each word you want to change.)