Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Meet the Scraggles.

This is a Scraggle.  Scraggles are funny little creatures (similar to Fraggles--if you remember that muppet show from the 90s?! HA!}  They live in Scraggle Patches, have wild hair, big eyes, and love to teach kids all about the short vowel "a".  We had a family of 4 Scraggles come to visit our class last week.  While they visited, my first graders had a blast learning to read and write words with short vowel "a"!  

Everyone chose a Scraggle to decorate.  Then we brainstormed a list of short "a" names to write on their shirts.  After the silly creatures were decorated and named, they were glued to our class Scraggle Patch--for students to practice reading the short "a" names during stations!  

I have some wonderfully creative first graders!  Here were some of my personal favorite Scraggle names:  Zaxby, Batman, Dragon, and Alvin!  Ha! :)

{Teacher friends, I created a packet full of "Scraggle-ific" literacy activities to go along with our Scraggles.  If you are looking for a memorable way to teach short a, please click the picture to take you to TpT shop!}


Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

Sarah Cooley you are just da-bomb diggity!! You are so creative...I wanna be you when I grow up :)
I love it!

Jen R said...

soooo stinky cute!!

Mrs. McHaffie said...

This is just simply amazing! So stinkin' creative!

Beg, Borrow, Steal

Halle said...

What a fun idea!! How in awe your kiddos must be of you!

Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Bilingual Scrapbook said...

Sooo cute! You are so creative!

Alexa :)

Gladys said...

Sarah...so stinkin' cute! LOVE me some Scraggles! ;)

Miss Foote said...

I loved Fraggles! "Cast your cares away...save them for a rainy day...."

Chickadee Jubilee

Unknown said...

Love this! Can't wait til I am back in first grade!
First Grade Blue SKies

vicky1970 said...

Super cute Sarah..love it.

Stephanie and Jamie said...

Wow...these are just too precious! You are truly scraggle-tastic!

Unknown said...

Wonderful blog Sarah! Enjoyed very much! I am smack the baby on the butt brand new at bloggy world and just created my very first! Granted I'm still working out the kinks, it's been a lot of fun! Thank you for the inspiration!
Andrea @ forehandsphenomenalfirsties.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

OMG! I L.O.V.E.D the Fraggle Rock! I think that was "my show" when I was a little. Thanks for making such a fun activity!

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Christy said...

I just ran into your cute blog. I'm your newest follower.
Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers 

Traci Clausen said...

Adorable...as always :D
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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