Double 'OO' Glasses! {Freebie!}


Originally Posted on March 6, 2011
Last week we learned about the double /oo/ sound... (example: good, book, cook).
This is such a hard one to remember, because it isn't an actual vowel sound.

Instead, it sounds like a muscle man flexing his huge muscles.

That's why I called in the big guns.

My big/younger brother, Mr. Cody, came to teach my students about the double /oo/ sound.
Let's just say that my students were in awe at his huge muscles.

Everytime he flexed his arms, he would make the double /oo/ sound (as in book) and he would have the students do it with him. They thought it was great!

He also told them a story about a girl named Brooke whom he was trying to impress at school (which made them giggle). He said that she was only impressed with the double /oo/ sound. He had the kids come up with a list of words that had the correct double /oo/ sound. They wanted to help Mr. Cody impress Brooke!

I made a poster of Mr. Cody flexing his muscles,
so my students can always remember the double /oo/ sound.

After, Mr. Cody taught them how to flex their muscles with the double /oo/ sound, he wanted to arm wrestle. However, he wouldn't let my first graders use their strength. He made them use their brains! They could only move his arm down with double /oo/ words. Everytime they would say a double /oo/ word (and they knew a lot), they could move Mr. Cody's arm towards the table.

The first graders all beat Mr. Cody!
That just proves that brains are better than muscles!

We also made some Double-OO Looking Glasses:

My students loved them and they thought they were so funny!
This was also a great way to assess their learning.

Click the picture to download!



  1. That is pretty much the cutest thing I've seen! I wonder if I can talk my teenage son into coming in to show his muscles? Hmm...he does like showing them off!
    Whimsy Workshop

  2. That's great! I bet your class loved it. Thanks for the glasses:)

  3. That is absolutely HILARIOUS! Soo funny! I love it!

  4. I could not get the download to work.

  5. That is such a great idea! I'm sure your kiddos will remember that for a long time!

  6. Love it! I couldn't get the glasses to download....


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  8. What a cute way to teach the double o sound! Bet the kids will remember how to make that sound.

    I Heart Teaching Elementary

  9. I found your page through Pinterest (a 2011 post!). I downloaded the when to double the consonant flow chart for my class this next year. :)

    What a great brother you have to do that and a creative, memorable way to teach /oo/!!!

  10. I wonder if I could find a guy with muscles that would be willing to do this for me? LOL I love the glasses too! Just downloaded and saved for our /oo/ lesson! Thanks!
    First Grade OWLS

  11. WOW. There are SO many great ideas here! Parents, tutors, and caregivers could easily extend some of these activities at home. I'd love it if you'd share this at the After School Linky Party on my blog every Monday: deceptivelyeducational.blogspot.com.

  12. Love this lesson! What a great way to make an abstract concept concrete. And super fun, too! You have a good brother to come visit your classroom like this. I bet he felt like a super star!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  13. I remember reading this when it was originally posted and I loved it!

    I am a second grade bilingual teacher so my kiddos are learning English phonics for the first time when they come to me and things like this would really make it stick for them...Now, who do I know with muscles like that? Hmmmm....

    Bitty Bilinguals

  14. What a great idea! SO much fun- they will remember this forever! :)Thank you for sharing and for the freebie!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together


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