grammar

Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year! Setting the stage is so important. My students loved the setup and it was pretty easy to make happen. We used…

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Prefix Patients

Are you looking for a way engage students in content?! Why not let them be doctors?! This is one of my favorite classroom transformations!  Prefix patients gives students a chance to communicate and practice the meaning of prefixes to make words with self checking patient charts! FIRST – students work with partners and get a…

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Poultry Parts of Speech

If you love making grammar fun and hilarious just like the Talking Animals activity – this is FOR YOU! Check out this fun way to make grammar (especially around holiday time) such a funny time in your classroom. Great practice and easy to put together! View this post on Instagram ? Poultry Parts of Speech…

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Verbs in the News!

We quickly glossed over verbs before moving on to other parts of speech because verbs are once again something my students come to me knowing! We started by watching the Flocabulary video – Verbs!  We love Flocabulary!!  We worked on an anchor chart the difference between action, linking, and helping verbs! After a couple short…

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Welcome to the Pet Gourmet and other Noun Restaurants!

So being in 4th grade, I quickly review parts of speech before getting into structure at the beginning of the year.  Obviously, nouns gets at most 2 days of instruction since we only have about 15 min anyway because this is stressed in the earlier grades. We reviewed nouns and special nouns – common, proper,…

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Grammar Surgery Day Transformation!

Grammar Surgery Day was an unforgettable day in our classroom! This worked as a comprehensive review of many different standards we learned in grammar this year.  It was relatively low cost and we had donations that helped as well.  I’ll try and walk you through the steps of what we did. Checklist available at end…

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Grammar Manipulatives – SAY WHAT?!

I am so excited about this resource!! Remember those magnetic poetry sets that used to be around.  I thought that would be a great addition to my room but for grammar! Each of my kids receives a bag of words (same words) that they keep in their desk all year long that we pull out to…

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Classroom Cave Day!

We started off our classroom cave experience by leaving out some secret parts around the classroom. Anticipation really builds when you know something is coming. It helps to have all the supplies organized ahead of time too! 🙂 View this post on Instagram Cave exploring coming up soon. Taking a page from @elementaryshenanigans playbook with…

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my FAVORITE hilarious Preposition Activity!

I love incorporating anything funny into my teaching!! Ugh prepositions – I still remember memorizing them in elementary school and it was so not fun.  With this being on the CCSS and therefore our state testing I knew I needed to hit it and make it stick. My students will tell you this was one…

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