I totally missed the sale this weekend, so I am having a sale in my TPT store for 20% off now through Halloween! Stop on by and see what you can grab!!
As I sat through conferences, I realized that students were really struggling with writing sentences for homework. The parents were the most concerned with sentences like I like dogs. I like cats. You get the picture!
I used this wonderful resource from Sara at Miss V's Busy Bees ~ Fall Themed Sentence Builders. It is very simple to make and use. First I modeled it for the students, and then we proceeded with the activity. You could hear a pin drop! Here we are working on our new sentences.
First the students chose three word cards ~ a noun, a verb, and an adjective. They then had to think of a sentence with at least eight words. I don't really like to make a limit, but I knew I would get "The black cat laughed." if I did not. They had to write a rough draft on the back to make sure it would work out.
Then they wrote their new sentences in their BEST handwriting on the other side and drew a picture to show what their sentences said.
Then the best part ~ they colored the pictures! Kids always love to color, no matter the age!
We talked about it really didn't take that much longer to make a good sentence, and their teacher expected these new types of sentences. My favorite line of the day was ~ "Can we do this again tomorrow?" My answer, "Sure!" BUT I just found out that Sandy has closed our district tomorrow, so they can hang out at home all day and write sentences all day! Yeah, right! I only wish that they would!
So, here is to a day of creating and spending time with Ginny Beth. Looks like Zack still has school.
Until next time!