We are all about student engagement in first grade! As we work on our penmanship and spelling, why not get up and move around the room while doing it? One of the activities that we have been enjoying is “Write the Room”. The students go around the room with a clipboard, paper, and pencil, while finding the sight word task cards. Their job is to make their words look exactly like the words on the cards. Not only is this an activity on sight words, but also on paying attention to details. It is a simple activity that has the students excited to get to school early in order to get a head start on their mission to “write the room”. For every five sight words that they can make look exactly the same (handwriting and spelling) as the cards, they earn a class point. The students earn these class points through several activities where they are showing traits such as self control, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and doing their best work. When they get 25 points they can “buy” a letter for our puzzle that eventually spells out a classroom experience that they get to enjoy together, such as Pajama Day or extra project time in the Design Lab!