Friday, October 19, 2012

b & d Letter Reversals Freebie

The other day in class I was talking to the kids about paying attention to make sure they are not writing their bs and ds backwards. I was trying to draw the picture of the bed with the b & d as the legs. Well, I'm not much of an artist and it wasn't turning out that great, plus I have a couple that are very low that probably couldn't spell bed.
So there I was right in the middle of something that wasn't going well. All of the sudden, I had another thought that I hoped might help. I just wrote b c d on the board and I gave the b & d an eye (profile) and a mouth. Then I told them if they have the 2 letters going the right way then b and d are looking at each other..."b can "c" d and d can "c" b. they seemed to get it. I am having them write it at the top of their spelling tests to help them out. I made a poster and it is free in my TPT store if you are interested, here is the link.

Letter Reversal Poster - b and d

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Some of our best ideas arrive in that split second when we're least expecting them! :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Hi Kelly,
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  3. Hi Kelly,
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  5. Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog name is hilarious. I always get called crazy names also :)


  6. Lovin' the blog title Kelly! Thanks so much for visiting my blog this weekend! I'm a new follower! Looking forward to keeping in touch! :-) Michelle

    1. Thanks for following. I hope my daughter will be as spunky as yours when she gets older. ;P

  7. so smart! what a cute idea. I love it when things just come to you while you're teaching :) I think it's what we teachers do best. My best lessons always seem to be the ones I didn't plan...unfortunately!

  8. Such a great way to teach b and d! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love this! I see quite a few of these reversals, too! Thanks for sharing!
    Owl Things First!