Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tried It Tuesday: Boggle

I can already tell this week is going to fly by! Wouldn't it be amazing if we added an hour or so to our day and had a 4 day work week? I'd LOVE it! I might actually have time to relax instead of running errands, games, and getting ready for the next week on Saturday and Sunday!
Vote YES!
Anyway, it's time to link up with my sweet friend Holly for her Tried it Tuesday! You can link up or read about all kinds of things that have worked or failed for other teachers. Lots of great ideas! 
Boggle is one of my FAVORITE games, but the original game can get a little loud in the classroom with all those shaking cubes! So, I made a nice, quiet Boggle Board on a pocket chart! It saves center space and it's a great visual!
My "Boggle Board" is used mostly for my fast finishers for enrichment. I sometimes also use it as  a 5 minute filler (if I ever get 5 minutes!). The letters are switched out each week. I use the amazing book below to set my letters up each week-all the work is done for me and I already know several words can be made with this pattern of letters. :O)
Do you know about this book? I ordered mine from Amazon several years ago and I love it! Click here to learn more.
I used to use this book for a center or for fast finishers, but I like my pocket chart because all students can see it in our classroom and it cuts down on copies.  
Of course, if you've played Boggle, you know how addicting it can be...and my students love "playing" this (learning) game when they finish an assignment quickly or come in early in the morning. Fun way to teach spelling patterns and new vocabulary!
Want to get these letters for free to make your own Boggle pocket chart? It's free for my Facebook Fans! Just click the F below to like my page!



  1. OMG! I've done Boggle for the past two years, but wasn't going to put it up this year...UNTIL I saw your beautiful letters. They match my room PERFECTLY!!! So I will be putting it up this week. Thank you friend!!!

    Pinkadots Elementary

  2. You BOGGLE my mind all of the wonderful things you've got going on...all the time. You're officially my hero of the world! P.S. I vote "YES" for a four day work week. Better yet, let's go with three! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. OMG - do I remember playing Boggle, my mom loved it and made us (yes made us) play all the time!! Thanks for the Freebie - will be trying this for sure!

  4. I did not know about that book, I will have to check it out. like your pocket chart set up too. absolutely awesome and I totally vote for that 4 day week!

  5. I have this too, but I need my fourth graders to stop giving me 4 letter words and try for 5 to 6 letter, but I'm not sure which letters to put up to make that easier. Suggestions?

    Ms. Chae Charges In

  6. Joanne,
    LOVE IT! I am going to put these on a bulletin board for a time filler for the first few weeks of school. I know my students will be intrigued, they really seem to like language arts this year! I appreciate you sharing! I would love to have your letters in the round pink and black version too...are you selling them?

  7. I've always thought about adding a Boggle board to our classroom, but many of my students are not so awesome at spelling and then it just reinforces bad spelling. Have you dealt with this problem?

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  8. The boggle looks great! Have you seen the Words with Friends-like board? I've got a teacher that recently did that and they play a student each week.

    Very nice!
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  9. Fun Fun!! I have some sixth grade teachers at my school that use Boggle as a bell ringer activity every day. :)

    Mind Sparks

  10. I love this!! I have very little wall space so I will have to think on this. I'm headed to go get the letters now and maybe that will inspire me!!!

    I hope you are having a great week!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  11. I have never had a boogle board in my room but I love your pocket chart! That book looks great too so that you already know combinations that work!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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