Compound Words:  These nifty creatures are two in one.  Take two separate words, fit them together and Voila!  You get a brand new word!But compound words get tricky for 2nd graders when they have to learn to spell them!  Two different words have different rules for spelling and its double the work.

So, we made it a game.  We ‘hid’ each word on multi-colored Post-It notes all around the class.  Students had 3 minutes to gather the different notes, put the words together, and write a sentence with the meaning.

Ready, Set, Go!  I sat back and watched as they played and learned.