I hate antonyms.
JUST KIDDING! It’s opposite day! 🙂 Ha!
I actually really like teaching antonyms and my kids are always successful. It could be because they play the opposite game entirely too much. I don’t know. But naming the opposite of a word seems WAAAAY easier for my kiddos than naming a rhyming word.
I used the cards below for a class game. I gave each student a card and then they had to find their partner. They loved it. It’s the little things these days. Click the pic to grab all the cards.
In the good ole days, I would then put these cards into a center. Here’s the recording sheet I used. Just click the pic to get it.
Maybe you Daily 5-ers could use it for Word Work? SIGH. Yesterday at our PTT meeting (do YOU have PTT?) we took an hour to talk about ATTACK OF THE STANDARDS. I mean, ATTACKING THE STANDARDS. And it was all about pulling groups for intervention based on the standard or strand or stand or sand or something like that (I was a little preoccupied with a bug bite) and I got a little excited. Pulling groups? For intervention? Now we’re talking!!!! Yes!
But no. Pull ONE group each day for . . . wait for it . . . wait some more . . . 15 minutes! During our Universal Access time. SIGH.
I followed up the class antonym game with a worksheet. My kids did really well. No 15 minute intervention group needed there. Whew. I was a little worried that I might have too much to accomplish in that 15 minute period when my kids are giving me notes from home, taking out AR books, saying the pledge, and listening to announcements. What a relief.
Here’s the worksheet. Click the pic and it’s yours.
I hope you can use one of these activities in your classroom. 🙂
All right. I am off. I have lots of “TO DO” stuff.
1. Listen to Snookie cry some more on The Jersey Shore. (stop looking at me like that. I already told you I watched it) She is really upset tonight. Apparently, her boyfriend is visiting and he doesn’t like that she shows her underwear in clubs. I think he should be happy that she was WEARING underwear.
2. Wait for Grey’s Anatomy.
3. Watch Big Bang Theory. Love love love Sheldon and I have two of him in my class this year. 🙂
4. Grade American Symbols test. Nooooo.
5. GET SOME SLEEP. Please.
Happy Friday to you tomorrow!!!