First, I took our 15 spelling words and wrote them on the tops of pieces of paper. I passed them out, along with a smelly marker, and our readers (used for a hard surface) and had them make a big circle around the room. They were so excited and started smelling before we could get a complete circle made. It looked more like a lop sided oval really but it worked!
I then played their favorite song (Call Me Maybe-Carley Rae Jepson) and they danced jumped around, waving their arms in the air really fast around their pieces of paper in a circle. When the music stopped they had to smell their marker, then write their word! When the music started back up again, they rotated to the next paper. I heard so many “this smells so good” and “ewwww this stinks!” It was great!Their colorful noses were fun to look at too!
We then graphed our favorite smelly marker but I forgot to take a picture of that! Orange and Cherry we’re their favorite smells and licorice was their least favorite.
This was quick, easy, and entertaining! They have already asked when they can do it again!
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One year, we read a story about a little girl who flew around the world and saw many different things, one of which was the Statue of Liberty. When the students were asked to name something she saw on her journey, a little boy said the Spatula Delivery! Too cute!