Just at the right time, I found this super cute king crown on Pinterest to help me teach "ing" this week. Love when that happens that you just happen upon something that you need for right then! This cute king crown and idea comes from Anita at Mrs. Bremer's Kindergarten. It just worked so well for me this week!
took borrowed Anita's crown after having introduced the "ing" chunk on the whiteboard. We also practiced sliding beginning sounds to the chunk to make new words. Students then put on their thinking caps and wrote a sentence with the "ing" chunk and circled it. For some reason, we just loved saying "iiinnnggg" over and over!
I love whistling.
I stapled the crowns to the sentence strips and then wound the sentence strips around their little heads to measure how big to make them. One precious little one was so concerned about this step. He told me in a rather serious voice that he hoped I didn't staple it to his head! Oh my! He was actually more concerned about how it would feel when he ripped it off his head than the thought of stapling it to him! You just never know what they might think of!
Before reading our story, we went through and found "ing" chunks and highlighted them with Highlighter Tape. Then we were ready and off we went reading! Thank you Mrs. Bremer for the King of Ing at just the right time!