So, we have been working on all kinds of parts of speech, and right now, we're focusing on adjectives. I LOVE teaching adjectives because it's something the kids can really get into. Plus, it's just a lot of fun. I wanted to share some activities we've done lately because the kids have had a blast!
Do you ever wonder what your kiddos really think of you?? Well, first graders are pretty honest all the time, so I don't have to wonder TOO much, but this was just a cute activity that turned out successful and hilarious.
The kids started by drawing a portrait of ME! Then, they had to take strips of paper & write at least 5 adjectives to describe me. So funny!
So, after that, I had the kids web adjectives about themselves. Instead of drawing a picture, I cut a hole out of the middle of the paper & they got to hold them up with their word web around them. I took their pictures and we sent them home.
Today, we talked about our five senses and how to expand our use of adjectives in our writing. We focused on making a description of something more exciting by using adjectives . . . or words that described the way something looked, smelled, sounded, felt and tasted.
So... we popped popcorn! Yummo!!
I think they turned out so cute ! I got the kernel clip art from this site HERE! Just made a pattern for the box & cut strips of white paper, attached a label and VOILA! :)
Tomorrow, we are making "Indian" hats with adjectives, too. My teammate did these today & you know how much firsties love their hats. Super excited to see how these turn out!
Also, I posted last week about my new product on TpT - Thanksgiving Cut Apart Sentences. I thought I'd show your some pics of this center in use:
You can grab them for just $2.00 at TpT HERE!
As always, thanks for stopping by & hope all is well with you!! :)