Last week we learned about the double /oo/ sound… (example: good, book, cook).
This is such a hard one to remember, because it isn’t an actual vowel sound.
Instead, it sounds like a muscle man flexing his huge muscles.
That’s why I called in the big guns.
My big/younger brother, Mr. Cody, came to teach my students about the double /oo/ sound.
Let’s just say that my students were in awe at his huge muscles.
Everytime he flexed his arms, he would make the double /oo/ sound (as in book) and he would have the students do it with him. They thought it was great!
He also told them a story about a girl named Brooke whom he was trying to impress at school (which made them giggle). He said that she was only impressed with the double /oo/ sound. He had the kids come up with a list of words that had the correct double /oo/ sound. They wanted to help Mr. Cody impress Brooke!
I made a poster of Mr. Cody flexing his muscles,
so my students can always remember the double /oo/ sound.
After, Mr. Cody taught them how to flex their muscles with the double /oo/ sound, he wanted to arm wrestle. However, he wouldn’t let my first graders use their strength. He made them use their brains! They could only move his arm down with double /oo/ words. Everytime they would say a double /oo/ word (and they knew a lot), they could move Mr. Cody’s arm towards the table.
The first graders all beat Mr. Cody!
That just proves that brains are better than muscles!
We also made some Double-OO Looking Glasses:
My students loved them and they thought they were so funny!
This was also a great way to assess their learning.
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