This week my daughter had a wonderful impromptu idea.
"Remember those acorns I collected--all 224 of them? I used them to spell words!"
A subject often relegated to long lists of unrelated words.
I walked to the kitchen to see her masterpieces.
Indeed creative. Indeed reinforcing learning.
After discussion, it was determined that gluing the words to cardboard would make festive Thanksgiving decorations.
And so goes the day when acorns become spelling practice.
(Just one day after the burstingbaggie of acorns were the place value and counting lesson. Simple, available, and intriguing equal many days and ways of learning.)