March 6, 2013

Ouch Words with "ou"

This week we are working on special vowel combinations (mainly ou/ow words). My kiddos are having a wee bit of trouble choosing which one to use when spelling. So I came up with a little chart to help them because I know you get this question just as much as I do: "How do I spell _____?"  Well here ya go friends:

Since these combinations both make the same sound, I can help my kiddos spell by simply saying "ou like mouse" or "ow like cow".  So if they come up to me and say, "How do I spell house?" My response would be "use ou like mouse."  These visual clues help them choose which way to spell their word correctly (hopefully)! So far, my plan has worked pretty well.

We worked with 'ou' today and brainstormed what I like to call "ouch words".

We then made a short but cute craftivity to go along with it.

Simple. Cute. Fun.


  1. Hi Lindsay!
    Your anchor charts are awesome!
    Love the animal prints!!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  2. We did ouch words this week too! I love you craftivity idea. Very cute. I'm your newest follower.

  3. Your bandaid craftivity is adorable! Do you sell that in a packet?? I would love to do it when we get to the ou/ow pattern!!