Shh- I'm a day late to the party, but Krista is being so kind and letting me crash it. If you're here from her blog, welcome! :)
Outside of our daily routine, I encourage the kids to use and find the words, so I see a lot of kids running up to me with a book, saying, "I found the word relieved!!!" even weeks or months after we've learned that word.
This year, I want to encourage that even more, so I'm planning to make a Vivid Vocabulary Vine.
My plan? Hang up a plastic vine, hot glue frogs onto clothespins, and let kids put their frog on the vine if I "catch" them using or finding the word.
Now, I don't have it built yet, but here is the Google Image Search Copy/ Paste Model Masterpiece:
Easy, right? Especially if you have leftover sunflower garlands from your wedding...
and you can re-use last year's behavior clips.
I plan on hanging this sign above it in my room! (Thanks to The 3 AM Teacher for this amazing frame! She is so talented!)
If you snag a copy here, please leave a comment!
(Edited to add: I linked up with Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies!)
How do you encourage your kids to internalize vocabulary and remember it for more than just a test?