Actually I did go to the lovely town of Salmon Arm, B.C. on Wednesday. It is right on the gorgeous Shuswap Lake about an hour drive east of where I live.
I have just finished making and updating a bunch of I Have, Who Has mini games that I use with my small groups in Language Arts. I already had these 3 sets posted in my TpT store, but decided to make more because they worked really well and the kids enjoyed them so much.
I'm sure that you have played I Have, Who Has? with your class. I have, too, but I really prefer to do it with a small group. In the large setting kids get bored because they have to wait so long for their turn. In a group of 5 or 6 kids they each have 2 or 3 cards (I made 12 cards in each set) and the game goes quite quickly, so they stay focused listening to the person who is reading so they will know when it is their turn.
Here is an example of a card from each of the 6 diphthong sets.
I have been selling these sets in my TpT store for $1 each, but bundled them all up for a saving of almost 50%.
HERE. They are excellent for introducing and reviewing the diphthong sounds and spellings. I have used them with both grade 1's and grade 2's.
I have made the oi/oy set free so that you can try them out with your small groups. Get them HERE.