This week I want to share Power Towers! This is another idea I got from Teacher Tipster (shocking I know) but I want to share how I am using them and my plans for next year.
Here is the Teacher Tipster video explaining Power Towers.
I started using these last year when I was teaching Grade 2/3. I made Dolch Word towers, theme word towers, addition towers and easy multiplication towers.
I love them, because the kids in my class love them - they occasionally need prompting to read them or do the math - not just build with them!
I love them because students are getting some basic review when they finish their work.
I love them because I get to eat Pringles.
I love them because I get to buy Scrapbooking Paper - I love Scrapbooking Paper even though I don`t scrapbook!!
Here are some of my towers:
Here are the supplies you need: empty pringles can, small drinking cups from the dollar store, Modge Podge and Scrapbooking paper.
Multiplication Tower to 12 x 12
Word Study Towers:
*spelling patterns such at "tion"
*homophone pairs, antonyms, synonyms - find the partner words then add to tower
*and thinking how to make a prefix, suffix, & root word tower