Sunday, April 26, 2015

Camp Contraction {practice with contraction learning}

Contractions can be tricky to learn! So I put together a fun resource to help make learning about contractions a little easier :)

This anchor chart was hung on our Focus Board, as a visual reminder about what contractions are:
The activity pack features 8 ways to help with contraction learning.

WRITE THE ROOM

I posted cards around the classroom for students to find. The cards either had a contraction or 2 words that can be used to make a contraction.
Students had to find the cards and either make a contraction out of the two words or take the contraction and separate it into two words.
They recorded their answers on this page.





Here's a look at the rest of the pack!
Find it {here}

FIND THE MATCH

CUT & PASTE SENTENCES

WRITE THE ROOM HUNT

CREATE A SENTENCE

ADD THE MISSING APOSTROPHES

FIND THE CONTRACTIONS

Come check out CAMP CONTRACTION {here}


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Daily 5 Activities

Time for another post about what we've been up to during the Daily 5!

READ WITH A PARTNER
This has become a fast favourite! Students take turns reading portions of their books to one another. And thanks to all that awesome oral reading practice during Reader's Theatre, the know how to read aloud with expression and fluency!

LISTEN TO READING
After scanning a QR code (see pic above) and listening the story on the iPad, students fill in a form to reflect on the book. The form in this picture is a fantastic freebie from Seusstastic {here}

WORD WORK: SCRABBLE SPELLING
Students are practicing their spelling words by making them with Scrabble tiles, then adding how many points their words are worth. So fun!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Addition-1198780
You can find this activity {here}

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Addition-1198780

READ TO SELF


Looks cozy, doesn't it!?

WORK ON WRITING

These two decided to 'Write the Room' during work on writing. They are using clipboards and are copying words that they see around the classroom.



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bright Idea: Displaying Student Work

Hate switching out bulletin boards? Here's a trick I started using this year that has made displaying student word SO much easier!
I hot-glued thumbtacks to the back of these jeweled clothespins from Hobby Lobby.
 A simple sheet of black construction paper makes a perfect background for student work.
I just stuck them on the BRAVO! Board for an easy way to display student work.

The best part is that it is super simple to switch out. No pins, no measuring. Just clip and it's done!
Now to make something to hang...


Find more Bright Ideas below:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Roll Up the Rim...to Read!

 Our school will be hosting a book sale.
We were asked to decorate our doors to reflect a literacy theme.

Our door features 'Roll up the rim to read...our favourite books so far this year.'

This was a fun play on the Tim Horton's RRRoll Up the Rim contest...

especially considering our book sale is called "Starbooks Café"!
HA!

This activity was inspired by a fantastic freebie from Tina's Teaching Treasures. You can find it {here}

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