Friday, April 22, 2011

The Exquisite Wedding of Q and U!

There was a very special event in our classroom last week:

image

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!

DSCN0887-1

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!!)

imageimageimage

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!

{Disclosure}

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).

DSCN0958

We did a qu and /k/ sort:

DSCN0959

And made a special page for a class book:

DSCN0960

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!)

image

Read the fine print! I’ll send this unit FREE to the first three people that leave a comment! Be sure to leave your e-mail!!

29 comments:

  1. That is too cute! I would love to have this unit!

    danielle.gantt@cherokee.k12.ga.us

    Toadally Awesome in Kindergarten

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is absolutely adorable! I would love to use it in my class! Cher.Gerard@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks fabulous!!!

    ratsass@frontiernet.net

    ReplyDelete
  4. OOOOOHHHHHH!!!!! This is so cute- I sometimes forget to photo the activities too!


    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  5. Adorable! I know your kid will remember the Q/U rule forever from the way they learned it.

    allysonbollenbach@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Rats :( Can #5 get a unit too? If you are feeling gracious - creynolds365@gmail.com!

    ReplyDelete
  7. we are about to introduce /q/. this is so inviting!!! vhair61215@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so cute! You are VERY creative! madamsara@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. For those of you that missed the giveaway, it is available in my TpT store! Send me an e-mail if you need help getting there :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Is your TPT store titled Growing Kinders? I'm off to purchase! Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Absolutely love this!!!Must have~~~~~

    ReplyDelete
  12. So cute! I was much older when the Royal Wedding took place but I do remember it. Interesting.....I will have to do this next year when I go back to K. Thanks for sharing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love this! At our school we actually have an assembly and the entire school comes to watch the wedding. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Theresa

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am moving to K next year after 12 years in upper grades and the past 4 in first. Have been browsing sites. This would be a super unit to have. Thanks so very much for sharing. I love your blog.

    teresascraps@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I LoVe this idea! I would love to be able to use this unit with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

    carrie.thurman@k12.sd.us

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great unit! I would love a copy if still available!
    josolinski@derry.k12.nh.us

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love this! I tell the story of q and u getting married, but nothing this elaborate. I would like a copy of this. Please let me know how.
    Thanks!
    aimoneb@uinta6.k12.wy.us

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi
    We had a wedding also only ours was with Mr. Q and Miss U. I have a friend with bears from Build a Bear and they were the bride and groom. Can you email me the pics so I can reverse the letters?

    ReplyDelete
  19. I will definitely be doing this next year. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am sorry Im not first but is ther anyway I can get this? My class is doing ut for the first time and I love the way you put it together. My email is adriennekimscott@aol.com if it is at all anyway possible. I promise all of my little first graders will thank you from the bottom of their hearts! Kim

    ReplyDelete
  21. First off, I heart your blog! I love this! Are you selling this? I would love a copy. My email is jeanfv8@gmail.com Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love this idea!!!! Thank you for a great blog and wonderful ideas for this newbie teacher!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. This info is invaluable. How can I find out more?
    My page - wine bottle label

    ReplyDelete

  24. I treasure the content on your website. Thanks! i SUCK i KNOW

    ReplyDelete
  25. Just found this when I went on the hunt for an easy to implement q and u wedding for my class's alphabet countdown. Thanks for killing my ink cartridge, haha! I had to go hunt the unit down on tpt - is there a link here that I missed?
    -Carol
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...