Catching Up on Plurals

Better late than never right?  I'm just beginning this blogging journey so I'm posting some of my end of the year activities now.  Ha.  But, if you're like me you are probably thinking about next year already.  So let's think of this as very early posting for next year.

When Spring Fever hits it is time to bring it up a notch and keep those kids moving!  I came up with my unit, "Catching Up on Plurals" as a way to get the kids out of the classroom while learning about plurals.

I started the lesson with a Kahoot! I made on plurals.  If you haven't tried Kahoot! yet-- YOU MUST!  You can check it out {here}.This was a fun way to get the kids thinking about plurals.  Then we went outside and I batted out 100 balls with plurals, adjectives, singular nouns, adverbs etc. on them.  The designated runners had to run out on the field and bring back 1 ball at a time to their team.  The team decided if it was a plural and if it was it went on the team's mitt.  If it was not a plural the runner put it back on the field and got another ball.

The kids LOVED this so much.  We took our team mitts into the classroom and shared them with the other teams.  As an assessment I had each student make their own mitt craftivity with a baseball of plural words.  I paired the mitt activity with the baseball buddy craftivity found {here}by Cupcake for the Teacher to make fun bulletin board display.

I have put this activity in my TpT store if you are interested in the full version with all the details.  Just click the preview picture below to go to my TpT store.

Summer Teacher Mommy

Learning never ends when your mom is a teacher! Summer teacher mommy needs to rock all summer long.  But, let's be honest- it is SUMMER VACATION and I want to enjoy every minute of it with my kids.  So there will be no boring learning happening at this teacher's house-No Way!

One fun way we work on math skills over the summer is with Dreambox learning.  Little Miss S and I  LOVE Dreambox and it is a fun way to keep kids learning in the summer.  The activities are very interactive and engaging.  The child takes a placement assessment and the program adapts itself to that specific learner's skill level.  Dreambox can be used to reinforce those tricky concepts or enrich a child's skills.  The parent component is excellent too.  After Little Miss S took the placement test I looked at what she needed to work on and it matched up with what was on her report card--AWESOMENESS.    I like to think of it as Khan Academy for the younger learner.  I LOVE Khan academy too, but we will get into that in another post.

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I am so excited to start my own blog.  I was very hesitant at first because I get a lot of my ideas from other blogs.  I figure I can feature some amazing bloggers at the very least.  I am so excited to have you join me on this journey.  Please come back often!

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