I went to a big stationery store last week here in Daejeon and found these colorful balls. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I knew I should get them. So I did.
Several of my students are working on their letters, so I thought it would be fun to make the letters using the balls. They really enjoyed it.
We watched our favorite ABC song from YouTube. Here is the link again: A is for Apple ABC song
I paused the video at each letter and had the students make that letter.
They enjoy anything tactile and anything they can actually make or create. I will definitely be doing this again. I'm thinking of creating some ready-made letters for my lower students to fill in with the balls.
I have also been revamping my products in my Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) store. These are two products I just finished and added. I used "Say Something" pretty much every single day when I was teaching in Texas. My students loved it, and it really did help them to have the thinking sentence stems.
I used "Say Something" in reading, writing, science, and social studies. I used it in whole class lessons, small groups, and with partner and individual work. There are so many possibilities. I would always model it first, and then let them practice. After several practice sessions, they became pros at it!
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