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Five for Friday!
A full moon always calls for a crazy day... My Friday/end of the week sanity was saved by a professional development day. Let's play catch up on some of the "wintery" things we did this week! I ventured out to introduce pronouns this week. I generated a list of pronouns (inside the bubble) that could essentially take the place of my list of nouns. I had my kiddos tell me which pronoun would work best and we recorded it on the chart. After discussing how interchangeable the two were, we…
Verbs! Verbs! Verbs!
Last week we started our study of verbs. I have used a few free verbs study packs I've found on TPT to introduce the concept. I love thi...
Monday Made It #6: Vista Print Creations
This past week has been crazy! My family came into town and we did the whole tourist thing: Disney, Sea World, the works! It was so much fun to see them again but I definitely did not get a classroom "craft" done per se. I did however get some Vistaprint creations done and in the mail today and I am very excited. So this week's Monday Made It with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics is a digital classroom craft. I created three new Vistaprint creations: 2012-2013 Sunshine State Feast Invitation (50…
Contractions Bingo Game Freebie!
Contractions are great for writing words shorter to save some time. But there is some confusion when students shorten the words. Contract means to make smaller. Students contract two words into one small word. This is what students need to remember about contractions: The first words always stays the same (except for the word; will not, won't). The apostrophe goes where the letters come out. I have a Free Contractions Bingo game to practice reading and writing contractions. This 2-Player…
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Teaching Contractions (Make, Take & Teach)
In our everyday speech we use contractions. Contractions are a kind of “short cut” in the way we use words to communicate. Think about it for a bit. If you were going to tell a friend that you aren’t
Chemistry For Kids - 35+ resources and ideas to inspire
Chemistry For Kids - More than 35 resources, experiments, lessons, books and activities that will inspire young scientists. Lots of science fair ideas.