Anyway, so now I am finally sitting down at my computer, eating peanut butter crackers, and drinking a Sprite. By the way, here's a random fact. Yes, I'm odd, but I have the habit of spinning my crackers apart. I try to get all the peanut butter to end up on one side of the cracker. I've done it since I was a kid. I also eat one wafer at a time if I'm eating Nutter Butters, and I eat the top chocolate layer off Swiss Cake Rolls, then unroll them a little at a time. I pretty much dissect everything.
Okay, seriously - told you - random. However, random facts always make me laugh. You may not remember someone's name, but how many times do you remember the quirky story about them? Keep in mind, I don't have kids... I remember lots of random, useless information.
Now, onto the reason you follow me - creative ideas! I found this ADORABLE activity by Amy Lemons a few weeks ago. I have been literally dying to find a way to use it. However, we don't teach adjectives until later in the year and this activity covers verbs and adjectives. Then, it clicked - I can skip the adjectives and use it completely for verbs.
First, I met with my students and we talked about nouns, what they are, etc. Then, I reviewed verbs with them and we talked about how a verb is an action or something you can do. After I did that, I drew a picture of the activity we were going to do on the Activboard. Next, we made a list of ALL the things a spider can do. I think my favorite one on the list was tickle. Yes, really. My kids said "tickle". I asked them how they know since I won't touch spiders, but they were quite adamant that they "tickle". After that, they filled out their sheets, put them together, and we hung them up on the wall outside.
Here's a link to the Freebie that Amy Lemon's created. It's amazing!
Hope you guys have an awesome Thursday! I already have what I want to post tomorrow! I can't wait!