Thursday, May 23, 2013

Soccer Synonyms

My students LOVED this activity! Soccer is such a big sport in my classroom! We have been reviewing all the skills we have learned throughout the year so this was a perfect activity.  I had them play the board game in groups but there is an option to complete independently as a center. 

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Father's Day Writing

I just created this activity to use for a writing center for Father's Day.  I gave the students a choice on whether they wanted more room for writing or if they wanted a space to draw a picture.  My students did really well with this activity!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Noun and Adjective Sorting Activity

This is a great activity for the younger grades!  It can work well as a center or a group activity.  I made this as a request by a friend.  They were looking for a summery literacy center for the end of the year.  This was perfect! She used it with her 2nd grade class and they loved it!  They wanted to keep playing which is great!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

I am in the middle of an author study of Chris Van Allsburg and my students are absolutely loving it!! Today we read Just A Dream, which by the way is a perfect book to read for Earth Day.  Before reading we went over some vocabulary words that they would come across in the book.  The words were easy for them to decode and they have often use these words but coming up with defintions was a challenge for some of my students!  I created a matching game for them to play with a partner but it can also be used as a literacy center!

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More great Just A Dream activities to come!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Synonym story stars!

This is a great center idea where students have to match synonyms in the story to the word cards that they have. I used this as a center with my 6th grade ELA extra help class. They students really enjoyed the hands on center rather than just something written. It's hard to get my kids motivated so making activities like this is awesome because they enjoy completing this assignment!!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Sweetest Fig

I absolutely love The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg! My students loved it also! I created 2 games for them to play after reading the book. One was a cause and effect matching game. My students did awesome with this and they really liked playing the game. The second one was a comprehension board game. My students sometimes have a hard time getting excited about projects but they absolutely loved this game. They didn't want to stop playing!!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Synonym Turtles

I am so excited to get this blog started!! I have been creating a lot of materials for my students lately and really wanted to share.  This is a game I created today for synoynms.  I really enjoy having literacy centers that really grab my students attention so I can really focus on reading groups while they are completing their centers!

This is a game I created using synoynms.  Students will answer multiple choice questions regarding synonyms of the underlined words.  If the students get that answer correct they will move how ever many spaces they rolled.  If the answer is incorrect they will stay where they are!
This game can be found at