Thursday, February 4, 2016

14 Days of Valentines & Synonym Surgery


If you haven't liked my classroom Facebook Page I would recommend following for all the goodies in the month of February. I recently started up 14 days of Valentine's and I will share with you day 3 and & 4. I created 6 iPod QR code listening station cards. Each card has a QR code for a Valentine theme story. The students can scan the code and listen to the story as a center choice. I also created a listening form to use after they hear the story that asks them to recall the characters and setting of the story along with writing their favorite part. This is a great way to hold them accountable during center time and also make them think about what they read/listened to. If you would like a copy of these click each picture to get your free download. 



Today was an awesome day teaching!!! My kids had a blast and I loved being able to add dramatic play into my lesson.  This is the stuff the kids eat up and will remember.  Today we used my synonym surgery activity out of my Multi-syllable Word Monsters Unit. This was so fun and the kids really enjoyed wearing the masks like a doctor to perform surgery on their words. 


I set the scene by explaining that are going to be surgeons on their words.  Their task was to read the band-aide words, clap out the syllables, and cut the words where their syllable claps occurred. This is the perfect lesson to do right before we start to introduce name hat/sound hat in our Pathways to Reading and also explaining that every syllable has a vowel.  There are so many rules that go with teaching multi-syllables that I spend an entire week going identifying syllables and dissecting the words so they can better understand the rules that follow. Check out these surgeons at work!  





 She was really getting into this role! 



This is a sure win in your classroom and it will bring 100% engagement! I am pretty sure I may have some future surgeons in my classroom. 




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