Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Word Families & A Freebie!

Mine do!  
A coworker brought me this HUGE tub of bubble gum a few weeks ago 
and ever since my kids have been chomping at the bit to get some!

The tub sits up high enough where none of my kiddos can "accidentally" put a piece into their pockets. So far I've given the whole class gum only once.  And it was the single most quietest span of time that has ever occurred in my room.  Seriously.  They were SILENT.  Partially because their mouths were busy chewing and partially because I had warned them that if they were loud, the gum would have to be spit out.  It was awesome.  If gum wasn't so sugary and bad for teeth......and if it wasn't so sticky and messy.......I would LOVE to let my kids chew gum every day.  

Apparently in addition to the benefits to the teacher (ha!) there are also benefits to the student.  
Check out this article on Education Nation that says chewing gum may improve test scores.  
Pretty interesting to say the least. 

Since my kids are so excited about bubble gum these days....I started making some bubble gum 
stuff for my TpT store.  I just uploaded a whole Word Family Sorting Pack that includes 
20 different word families and 93 pages of bubbly goodness!  It's pretty neat and 
I have a feeling my kiddos are going to love it.  


I also uploaded a FREEBIE from the pack.  It's an "-at" word family Write-the-Room activity!  

If you purchase the entire set or try out the FREEBIE, I would LOVE for you to leave me some feedback at TpT!   Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I was able to download your packet and I thrilled with it! I think this is going to be a great resource in my literacy stations! Thank you so much.

  2. I am a new follower! Love your blog! Also, thanks for donating to Rockin Teacher Materials giveaway! ellen.yucht@imagineschools.com