Short u freebie

Well y'all tomorrow is Friday and since I had to leave school early last Friday for an appointment I was reminded that I would have to play the Friday song twice-Holla! (The Glee version is really far better than the Rebecca Black version.) Anyhoo this week we've been studying short u words and I have a few students who needed some extra practice.

I bought a huge bag of clothespin and stuck on letters from the local craft store. (They are Recollections brand and stuck on really well!)

Here is one of my first graders working on this activity. I had the clothespin's clipped the the edge of a little box I bought from the Target dollar section. 

I asked my first graders what each letter was, what each letter sound was, and then we blended the sounds together before they matched the clothespins to the cards. Very cute and super easy to put together! Click on the pic below to grab your copy


  1. I just ran across your blog and I love this short u activity! Thank you. I am now one of your newest followers too!

  2. Informative Blog. i liked it very much..thanks for blogging!
    cool math 4 kids

  3. Super cute idea. I just pulled out a little Halloween box just that size:) Thanks for the inspitation!

    The Resourceful Apple

  4. Shoot! We just did short u last week. This will be great for my firsties that need more help. Thank you!

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