I am excited to link up with Christina from Bunting, Books and Bainbridge and her TpT Back to School Best and Most linky!
This is a great way to showcase some of our best goodies for back to school, and what better time to do this than during our HUGE Back to School Sale!
So for teacher’s pet I selected the activity that my students LOVE the most- An Idiom a Day. y students have gone “buck wild” over the Idiom of a Day lesson that I created. Each day I introduce an idiom and we go over it, draw it, guess the meaning and use it in a sentence. They show SO much EXCITEMENT for learning during this activity. They beg me to do more, they have used the idioms in their writing and everyday speech. This is one of my most favorite things to do each day. I mean they ever cheer if I say we can do 2 idioms in one day! You can find this activityhere.
Most likely to help my students succeed: that’d be my Teaching Root Words ALL Year pack. Teaching roots is a Common Core Standard for EVERY grade level 1st-9th. I always wanted to teach a root or two a week, but somehow I just never stuck with it. I would introduce new roots to my class, but there was no rhyme or reason to when I did it. Teaching in a cohesive way will make learning root words more meaningful. This year, I pledge to stay on track. I can ensure that I will stay on board because I created a weekly Root Word Activity that will help me stay more focused.
I compiled 60 of the most commonly used roots, suffixes and prefixes and made circle maps with each root. I run this off as a packet and have them make a root word book with it.
I have used vocabulary webs for the past 5 years with our regular story vocabulary. I modified these down for this root activity pack. All you have to do is introduce the root word(s) of the week, I do this whole group. I ask if anyone thinks they know what the root word means. Then I copy the correct definition on my example. I let them work in pairs to come up with some examples of words that contain the root(s). We then share some of them as a whole group, giving time to let the students copy down examples that they did not have. Then, we go over what each of the example words mean, and connect it to the root’s meaning. I keep the roots that we go over posted above my white board as a reference for the students to easily access whenever they may need it.
For extra practice, I created a root word version of the famous “I have…, Who has?” game. This is a great way to review the roots that were covered every few weeks. It is also a fun way that gets the kids out of their seats and using the words.
Lastly, Best Couple…that’s my Figurative Language is a Hoot set and my new Ice Cream Place Value Match Up. Both are chalked with cute and educational activities that they will love!
So there you have it! My best and most! And each one of these, along with everything else in my shop is 20% off thru Monday! I tacked on an extra day to the end, but if you want the extra 10%, go shop now and use the checkout code BTS13!
|Thanks to from Mel at graphics from the pond!|