Showing posts with label Word Work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Word Work. Show all posts

Saturday, April 2

Word Work Fun

Alright, y'all, so want to see one of my fav, fav, favorite children's books of all time?!?!?!?!!

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More, by Karen Beaumont. 

Seriously,  it's hard to say who gets more excited about reading this book: the Firsties or me... HA!

With that being said, it's a classroom favorite so I just had to incorporate it into our workshop. Here's how:

First, I had my kiddos read the book in pairs. Then they come picked up this little rhyming activity to complete with their partner. The low down?  This activity is just a variation of concentration that uses rhyming words from the book. To play, kiddos flip over two cards at a time, read the words on the cards, and decide if they rhyme. If they do, the kiddo keeps the pair of cards. If the words on the cards don't rhyme,the cards get turned back over and it's the next kiddo's turn. After all of the cards have been picked up, the friend with the most cards wins.  They ADORE this activity.  Want a copy of your own? Click on any picture preview to download the file.

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
A Rhyming Activity

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And what workshop activity wouldn't be complete without a Show What You Know?  Hence this little buddy.   I use him to make sure all of my Firsties REALLY know how to read the concentration words and identify the rhymes.

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
A Show What You Know Activity
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Have a spectacular weekend, Y'all, and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL spring weather!!!!

Monday, February 28

Leprechaun Homophone Concentration

Dear February,
So this is it, huh?? You're leaving and I wasn't even done with you yet. Goodbye teeth.... Goodbye presidents.... Goodbye February To-Do list, and.....

HELLO MARCH!!!!!!  SPRING BREAK, above-freezing temperatures, meeting the National Teacher of the Year, starting our Frog Unit, beginning First Grade Anthologies, and did I mention, NO SNOW?!?!?!?!? 

Y'all, I don't know if anyone else is feeling this way, but I am MORE than happy to watch February sail off into the old blue yonder. Bring on the SPRING!

Speaking of Spring, need a Leprechaun-themed homophone concentration game???? Well, guess what you lucky duck?!!?!? I made one. HA!!!!! (No one actually thinks to themself- "Hmmmm... I really need a leprechaun-themed homophone concentration game..." except me.  What. A. Dork.)  Anyway, there's also a Show What You Know quiz to check your kiddos' understanding of Homophones after they play the game. 

Have a MARVELOUS Monday and happy almost-Spring!
Mrs. Theissen

Leprechaun homophone concentration
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Leprechaun homophone show what you know quiz
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