3.30.2011

clowning around (teaching ou & ow)


Last week we learned about the letter pairs "ou" and ow" (example: found, clown). 
My students had a lot of fun with these clown activities and they loved the silly clown posters!
You can purchase this unit at my TpT store.


I am one lucky girl. I work at a really great school with a fantastic faculty. This clown pictured below is a 6th grade teacher (my favorite teacher friend), who helped me out with an "ow" and "ou" phonics lesson. She came into our classroom dressed as a clown with owies (band-aids) all over her! The students were in awe and she had their attention the whole time! They love visitors... especially funny ones! She talked about "ow" and "ou" words and read them a Clifford Circus story. Before she left, she gave them popcorn from the circus (the principal popped it for us) and they were in H.E.A.V.E.N.



These are the cute clown posters that are include in my TpT unit.
I love how they have owies all over them!


We also played "Pin the OWIE on the Clown!" They thought this game was hilarious!
They used real band-aids... we went through a lot of band-aids (how can you not when you are teaching the "ow" sound?)... which isn't really out of the ordinary in first grade...

Anyways, this game is also included in my TpT unit.

Like I said, we went through lots of band-aids...


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ENjOY!

13 comments:

  1. I love your graphics and Hope I am your first Comment!

    cheryl.saoud@yahoo.com

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  2. aww fooey!!! I just missed it.
    Super cute ideas and I love the band-aid.
    www.talesfromthelime.blogspot.com

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  3. I go to bed too early for you! I would love to learn how you you create your google docs though...

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  4. WOW! This is adorable! I would love to know how you make the clown posters! I might just head over to TPT right now :)

    Katie
    http://queenofthefirstgradejungle.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love how you got a REAL clown to come in for your lesson! Your kids won't soon forget ow-ou :)
    Glad I stumbled across your blog!

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  6. This is such acute idea! Thanks for sharing

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  7. Adorable! Def going to TpT to check it out!

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  8. Love your ideas! Sad that I am not the first commenter. Great work!!

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  9. Amazingly adorable!! You are so talented. I can't believe you're a first year teacher. Guess you found your true calling. :)

    First Grade Factory

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  10. I love this unit. In fact, I just purchased it! You did a great job! Thanks!

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  11. O.M.G!! I love, love, love this! You are so creative! I am in awe!!

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  12. Great idea for your classroom. Very creative!!!!!
    CHONA IGNACIO
    Philippines
    http://chona-grammarlessons.blogspot.com

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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