Well, I pulled out a trick, have no idea when I learned this but I give to you- Pigpen code!
Instantaneous Engagement- I tell you!
Granted, all we did was use it to spell our words but giving students more exposure and practice with the words I think would help.
Out of our words came my brilliant idea...since everyone was asking to do all assignments in code.....I thought we SHOULD incorporate this but in fun way.
I created this Pigpen unit so that you can introduce this secret code (aka AWESOME) into your classroom.
It really works the problem solving skills and gives the students a chance to interact with words in a new way.
It even includes a Secret Mission using the Secret Code.....who cannot tell me being a spy/detective was one of their childhood dreams?!
and a Joke Book! I don't know about you but this is like MAGIC I tell you for elementary students!
They love jokes! They laugh, think they are hilarious and have fun...what's better than this?!
It would make a great end of year fun activity or to get more engagement with sight words, spelling words, or vocabulary. Great to introduce for a Word Work or at least every once in awhile.
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