I found it at a half price book store and bought it for my daughter for Christmas. We were reading it last night, and I noticed all the fun nouns, verbs, and adjectives. I thought to myself, "What a fun book to use as a grammar review!"
Reading the book sounded much more fun than simply reviewing the Anchor Charts that we have around the room, so I brought it in! My male soldiers were not as impressed as my females, but they pushed through and helped add to our chart we made.
During center time, I had my students create an 8-square for this week's vocabulary. Our story is If You Give a Pig a Pancake.
Born- to be brought to life
Bubbles- spheres filled with air
Closet- small room you put things in
Favorite- like something a lot
Music- sounds made by instruments or voices
Piano- instrument played with your hands
Probably- good chance something will happen
Remind- keep telling something
In their 8-squares, students had to write the word, put the word in a sentence, and illustrate the sentence. Here are some wonderful examples:
At the end of the day, all of Kindergarten- 2nd grade took their practice TCAP tests. Probably not the best time to test kids ranging in age from 5-8, but that was the time we were assigned! I haven't graded anything yet, but I'm glad we had a mini review session this morning!
In math we looked at calendars in reference to telling amounts of time. We watched a BrainPop Jr before starting the worksheet. My students seemed to understand the concept of reading a calendar, but we do have our Calendar Time everyday, so they have had the practice!
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