Again, I forgot to take pictures of what I wanted to blog about.
I blame the Just Got Back From Vacation And Now I’m Teaching Again Thing that is going around.
So I’ll save it for another day and, instead, show you what I actually took pictures of today.
This week it was all about Synonyms.
Which I cannot say.
I say Cinnamon.
On accident. Every time. I swear. I usually get it right the second time.
I blame the whole I Love Cinnamon Rolls Because My Mom Made Them All The Time When I Was Growing Up And My Siblings And I Had A Scheduled Rotation Of Who Got The Middle One thing that happened every week in my house. Seriously, we fought over who got the middle cinnamon roll.
Why? Why? You don’t know why?
The cinnamon roll in the middle of the circular pan always has the most icing.
So my mom had to put up a Middle Cinnamon Roll schedule on our fridge.
Just kidding. Sort of. We always knew whose turn it was. We all (two sisters, a brother, and I) had the Middle Cinnamon Roll schedule memorized inside of our heads. I attribute that early foundation of memorization to my good grades and excellent spelling skills.
Anywho . . . where was I?
Okay, so we were all about synonyms this week.
And rather than play the partner game where I pass out picture cards and have the kids find their synonym partner, I decided to do it more “Write the Room” style.
I decided this last night while we had people over at the potluck. My teacher brain never turns off. It is a fact. There have been studies on it.
I copied this printable from my Antonyms and Synonyms pack:
And then I hung up the matching synonym cards for each word on the printable around my room.
And the kids “wrote the room” as they searched for the missing synonyms on the printable.
They loved it. And I loved it because there were pictures on the printable and the cards so everyone was successful! And quiet. Which was a total bonus seeing as how people didn’t leave my house until 10:00pm last night and then I stayed up to clean the kitchen and then it was late. I might as well have been a vampire and gotten myself an Edward.
So the on-task-quiet behavior was a pleasant surprise.