Words that Sparkle!
Fourth-grade teacher Dana L. Scippo, from Littleton Elementary in North Fort Myers, FL came up with a great SCHOOLWIDE idea called “Sparkle Words.” A team of teachers creates a list of sizzling, picturesque “sparkle words” and prints them in large typeface on beautiful sparkle paper, which you can buy at a craftstore or a scrapbooking store. These are displayed all around the school. Each day (or each week, if you prefer), classroom teachers appoint a Sparkle Spotter from their classes to look for and choose one sparkle word to bring back to the classroom. Teachers add these words to their word walls, writing lessons, vocabulary displays, etc. What an awesome way to involve the whole school! Send us photos of how you implement this idea at your school so we can post them here!