Happy Saturday! I can’t believe it’s the first day of October. Besides the fact that its 92 degrees, I just can’t believe we are already heading towards report cards and parent conferences. YIKES!!!!!
So this week we learned about action words, or, as I like to call them, VERBS. I mean, why revisit nouns two weeks in a row? Let’s just move right along, right? So off we went to discover verbs. Again, I use the two terms interchangeably depending on who is in the room, near the room, or passing by my windows appearing as if they MIGHT come in my room. Not to mention, the first grade team always has each other’s backs and if one were to see an administrator or a V.I.P., we knock on the wall. That’s a heads up to get yourself in order. Not that we’re doing anything wrong, per se, but if, for example, I am reading a chapter of Junie B. instead of my regularly scheduled
program anthology at that exact moment in which my plans state that I will be, I can adjust things accordingly.
Back to verbs — I played the song “Bop Till You Drop” from the Greg and Steve cd titled “Kids In Action”. The kids had to do whatever the song said, such as bounce, jiggle, spin, etc. Lots of fun had by all, mainly me, until we had to spin. I got a little dizzy and fell on a couple of kiddos but no one was seriously injured. Then we played a game of Simon Says in which kids had to carry out the verb I said. I threw in sight words and nouns to see if they could distinguish between all of these words. We brainstormed words and then acted out the following cards: