Saturday, February 5, 2011

Contraction Surgery

 

The Swamp Frogs became Contraction Surgeons this week as we discussed how contractions are formed in class.  We compared a surgeon's job of cutting open and taking out something that's not needed to the way we form contractions.  We called the apostrophe the stitch the surgeon uses to put the opening back together.

To make it more fun, we used 2 hair bands stapled to a tissue to create our surgeon's masks.



Enjoy,

15 comments:

  1. Heidi...
    I just came on in search of an activity for contractions. This is perfect! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is absolutely adorable!! Its times like these when I'm sad I teach the advanced second grade reading class because they already KNOW about contractions and we really don't 'teach' it unless through out mountain language or DOL.. so sad:( I'll try to remember this though for when I do get to teach it! Thanks for sharing!

    www.adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a cute idea! Those kids will remember that lesson for many years. I will have to try it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cristy Wagner
    www.krazy4kinders.blogspot.com

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  4. I bet they will remember it so much more being surgeons. What a great idea.
    Donna

    http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love this!!!!!!! So fun and meaningful for the kids!

    http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Alexandra
    http://thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  7. I just did this activity this week too!!! :) I adapted it to be a little more challenging for my third graders. They loved it! It was such a concrete way to teach the concept too.

    Tanya
    www.lewislearninglibrary.blogspot.com

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  8. You are too smart! Oh, my goodness... what an awesome way to teach contractions. LOVE it!!!

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  9. Thanks for this idea! I was trying to think of an interactive way to teach contractions.

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  10. OK, I used this today and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!
    We knew we were going to have an early dismissal (aka craziness...) due to the snow, so we did this activity in the morning. I called the kids Dr. (insert last name here) all day. Then they had to write their new titles instead of their name- Hello review of proper nouns!
    It was great; they were giggling and LOVING it. Even some of my little ones that struggle got this. They were SO into it!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity! :)

    http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  11. Sounds like a ton of fun!
    Glad you could use it!

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  12. Heidi your so wacky and soo much fun! I really get some great ideas from you. gail

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  13. This is so cute. I can't wait to do this with my kids. How did you make the masks? This will make it so entertaining for the students.

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  14. This is a great way for students to learn contractions.

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  15. What a fun activity. Thanks for sharing! We are your newest followers!
    Teaching Little Miracles

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