If any of you teachers out there, love fishing or are married to someone who loves to fish, you have probably spent some time in a Bass Pro Shop. I must confess, I have spent more than my fair share of time in Bass Pro Shops and other boat & fishing supply stores. Years ago, my husband was updating his “must have” fishing list, when I wandered over to the tackle supply aisles. There was a tub of rubber worms that was just sitting there calling to me. As a kindergarten teacher, it had an invisible sign that said “come pick me up and hold me.”. Of course, as soon as I did that, the wheels in my head began spinning. Now how could I use rubber worms with my students? Of course, my boys would absolutely adore the worms, especially if I squirted water on them so they would feel gooey. I bought some worms and used them the next day with my reading groups. When I said a word, they would write the letters using worms. I made work mats so they had a defined space for their worms.
During our spring break trip to San Antonio, we visited the Bass Pro Shop. Of course, I had to buy a couple of packages of worms. I just couldn’t resist. Worms come in so many great colors!
The work mats or worm mats I made is part of my Word Work for Primary Students packet. If you use these mats, I would suggest either putting them in a sheet protector or laminating them if you plan to wet your worms.
Just for fun, I am going to give away one of these packets on April 15th – tax day! All you have to do follow my blog and leave a comment with your email. I will email the winner the evening of April 15th (California time).