Friday, January 28, 2011

"Qu" Quints Baby Shower!



On Monday, I introduced five new little friends to the class--the quints:  Queenie, Quintin, Quigley, Quinn, and Quincy.  While a few of my students rocked the babies (so cute!), I explained that these little ones were here to help us learn to read and write /qu/ words.  {And, since our reading series said so, I also had to teach /wh/ this week.  Just a little confusing for my kiddos.}  Anyway, we practiced reading our giant baby shower invitation that had many /wh/ words, then each student took home a baby shower invitation to share with their families!  The quints stayed in our room all week long, and today we threw a /qu/ {and /wh/}  baby shower for them!  The kids brought in /qu/ and /wh/ gifts like white blankies/booties/hats, quarters, hot wheels cars, white quilts, squeaky books, and quacking ducks!  After the gifts were all set up on a table, and most of the quints were wrapped up in new quilts, the kids visited baby-themed reading stations! 

The Giant Invitation!

Baby bottled up words:  The kids had to unscramble the letter beads to figure out which /wh/ and /qu/ word was inside each bottle!  (This was a little tricky, so we had a word bank to help!)


Rattle toss:  The kids were given two soft baby rattles, and were to toss them onto a large word mat (just a Dollar Tree table cloth).  If the rattle landed on a word, they would read it, then get a point for their team!  They really loved this game!



Descriptive writing--baby clothes edition!  I left a bag of baby clothes at the writing table.  The kids chose an outfit, then used descriptive words to describe the outfit.  When stations were over, they took turns reading their descriptive writing and having their friends guess which outfit they were describing!  It was so much fun, and many realized that a few more details could have made it easier for others to guess!

24 comments:

annie said...

That is the cutest idea ever!! Love it!

Janae said...

I LOVE this idea! I can't wait to try it out next year when we learn qu. Thanks for sharing! :)

Quaynaya said...

You are an amazing teacher, love this idea!

Rachelle said...

This is the cutest dang thing! Where do you come up with this!? Love it!
-Rachelle
www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Such a cute idea!

cassandra said...

you are awesome...how do you have this much energy??!!

Erin Hoke said...

This is so awesome! I probably ought to wait until I have a baby to do this though. Save some money. :) LOL!

Kim said...

Sooooo cute! Love it!

Abby said...

Totally presh!

penny w said...

I love this idea!!

Wonder Mom said...

What a "qu"irky way to teach the "qu" sound! :0)

Mrs. McHaffie said...

That is the coolest way to teach the "qu" and "wh" sound I have EVER seen!!

Props to you!!!

Beg, Borrow, Steal
www.mchaffiek.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

This is all great. I especially love the writing activity with details. You are giving them great motivation to add the details and listen to others when they share.

edegrote said...

This is a such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing. Are you using the reading series Storytown by Harcourt?

The Kindergarten Corral said...

Bet your students loved these activities! You are such an awesome teacher...

Anonymous said...

The boys loved this. I enjoyed seeing their writing. They loved that they could give the quints hot wheels cars. Bree

Sarah said...

What a great idea!! Love it!

froggycupcakes said...

Love it!!

http://frogsandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Ginger Snaps said...

You really go all out! How do you have the time to make all of that stuff!? I love it!

Fern Smith said...

Adorable!

keri said...

Love, love, love it!!!!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i love the quint shower idea.. do you have any printables to share... I have done a QU wedding for years.. this is awesome...

Anonymous said...

How fantastic!!!Vivian, NSW

Nikki said...

I love this!! I'm due March 2nd, and we've been working on wh and qu. This is perfect and the kids will just love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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