In January, a pull out group was able to use fun snacks to explore building words with blends. When a regular activity of word building is changed from using magnetic letters to fun snacks, the students are able to explore new words. These students have completed the lessons on consonant-vowel-consonant words and are now exploring building words with initial blends such as, tr- and fl-. A student said, " Thanks for letting us use fun things to learn with!" Creative lessons and exploration help these students to stretch words during writing time.