Okay....rant/rambling over and on to what my post is really about. I wanted to share one of the great things that happened today. (YES, today was much better! insert singing and dancing) We started the day off with a little "snowball fight." I have been reading about this amazing activity everywhere in the blog world and knew I needed to try it out. Since we are currently struggling with our sight words, I used those words for the activity. This is how I went about it- I printed up one sight word to one sheet of paper, crumbled the paper, and scattered the papers around the carpet area. I only did 8 words today because it was our first time doing this. I wanted to make sure we were playing safely and following directions before I put out enough words for every owl. Now I must tell you that I share a room with another K5 teacher and her class. We do not co-teach, we just share a room. So I was doing all of this in only half of a classroom. Space is limited! The kids were put on the far side of the room and told to carefully but quickly try to find a "snowball." The owls who grabbed one sat on the carpet and the other who did not lined up. They were our "snowball victims." I did this so I could include everyone. Each owl had to read the sight word correctly and then got to throw it at someone. After that the sight words were written on a small poster. This poster will be hung up in the classroom for yet another place to find sight words. Tomorrow I will take some pictures and I will get them posted next time.