Adventures in First Grade

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dangerous Game and ARR Freebie

I learned a very important lesson today.  It can be really dangerous to have a small group of first graders work on thinking of words with the /or/ sound.  It was going great!  We had or, more, cord, Ford, for, corn. happened.  One of my darlings said something.  It rhymes with corn and begins with a p. 

I quickly moved on, and I don't think any of the others even realized what was said.  But a few minutes later, she said it AGAIN!

It is really making me think twice about brainstorming words with certain sounds!

Along with the /or/ sound, we have been working on the r-controlled vowel sound of /ar/.  When I think of /ar/, I think of pirates.  I created a little book to go along with this sound. 
This little book is ten pages long, but it has two of each page on one sheet of paper.  The children read the story about Charlie.  On each page, they write the /ar/ words on the line provided.  The last page has them think of and write as many /ar/ words as they can.

The cute pirate themed images are from KPM Doodles.  The font is courtesy of Kevin and Amanda Free Scrapbooking Fonts.
To get your free copy, CLICK HERE.  I hope that you enjoy! 

Happy Thursday!


  1. Ha ha, that's TOO funny :) So I guess I don't need to mention "uck" words :)) YES! That actually happened to me. Yikes!

    Grade ONEderful

  2. Oops, the image clicking doesn't work. I can't grab your cute little pirate book :(

    Grade ONEderful

  3. @ Barbara: The "uck" words were right up there in my mind. WOW! What did you DO?

    Sorry about the technical difficulties. I think that I have it fixed now. Click the CLICK HERE and it should take you to google docs.

    Thanks for all of your sweet comments!


  4. So cute!! Love this - thank you! I am always afraid of brainstorming words in the -it family and the -uck family. YIKES! :)
    I can't believe your tornado/no electricity/no light in your room story. That is CRAZY!!! I think I should have clarified that our winds were not dangerous winds yesterday which was the reason for my frustration. Some areas had very scary winds doing lots of damage but not us. Oh well. Seems calm today!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher