Ducks in Muck Intro
After the story, I taught a mini-lesson on digraph -ck and we practiced using the digraphs to record words from the story.
The CraftivityThen the real fun began. We did a craftivity in response to the story of Ducks in Muck. For this project, all students received a background page with the project title and recorded their name at the top. Next, each child added some muck by painting a large spot of brown paint in the center of their paper.
While we waited for the "muck" to dry, students cut out a truck and 3 ducks to add to the scene.
As a final step, the children cut out 4 word cards featuring -uck words from the story and completed the words by adding -ck to the end.
All pictures were then glued on to the green paper and were labeled by the word cards. The children loved this project and it was a fun way to use their new skill in response to the story.
Practicing Skills with a PreziTo wrap up the lesson, the I shared the -uck Word Family Prezi developed by Ms Jessica at A Turn to Learn. It's a very simple, attractive Prezi with just enough animation to keep my kiddos engaged without being a distraction. Jessica makes great Prezis - you should check them out.
If you love Prezis but aren't quite sure how to create your own, check our Miss A's Kindergarten. Sarah has created a very helpful Prezi tutorial She is generating buzz among edu-tech bloggers and is working to create additional tutorials to share with you.