There was a very special event in our classroom last week:
I do this wedding every year to help the kids remember that u always follows q in our writing, and together they make the /kw/ sound. The kids LOVE this fun day!
I send out fancy invitations – rolled into a scroll and tied with a ribbon, and the kids come dressed like queens and quarterbacks! We have a BLAST!
Don’t ‘cha just love me Q and U hanging behind the kids? One of our paras made those for me a couple of years ago! The kids LOVE them!
I also wrote a little story to go along with the wedding of Q and U – the kids LOVED it! (Especially the surprise ending!!)
After the ceremony, we did all the typical wedding dance songs! The Hokey Pokey, The Macarena, The Electric Slide, Hot, Hot, Hot – we had SOO much fun!
We had wedding cake and punch too!
We made a special quilt for the bride and groom too!
Amidst all of the fun, I forgot to take pictures of the activities that we did! So, I made my 8 year old complete some of the activities so you can see some of the fun we had!
I showed the children many words that have the qu sound – many of these words are new to them, so we had an additional vocabulary lesson. The children each chose a vocabulary word and completed the following page. Later in the day, they took their same work and made a quilt square (illustrating the word).
We did a qu and /k/ sort:
And made a special page for a class book:
The children also signed their name with a quill pen (from a party store) on a special guest book page. It was too fun!! I can’t wait until next year!
Wouldn't this be fun to do in correlation with the "REAL" Royal Wedding on Friday! I still remember watching Princess Diana walking down the aisle! (and I was only three - what a lasting impression!)
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