For our Writer's Notebook we completed an activity called Mystery Food. Similar to the mystery bags, the children were asked to think of their favorite food and list the adjectives under the correct flap then draw a detailed picture based on those adjectives below.
The children then read their list to the class (including the teachers ) to see if they could guess correctly. Teachers were not allowed to help them this time with their adjectives so they could play too! This group loves to be the teacher. Look at those smiles!
School House Rock songs are the kids favorite. This week we were working on adjectives and verbs.
The children quickly learned the simple motions for the definition- "An adjective describes a person, place, thing or idea." We sorted some adjectives into five categories and tested them in a sentence using a G.O. chart. Adjectives make sentences interesting for the reader.
The weekly song, Unpack your Adjectives was a fun video and song to sing and read. With the written lyrics, we found all the adjectives by underlining them in red . Our super sentences are color coded according to parts of speech. Learning that by adding a -y, -ish, or -ary was fun as we took nouns and checked it out.
A bag was given to each child filled with a secret item. The teacher modeled hers ( fruit stars) first. The object was to list as many adjectives as possible to describe their object, read that list to the class and if someone was able to guess they earned a prize.
The children were given a checklist with the multiple steps listed to complete their Super Sentence Movie. Working in small groups the children generated their super sentences using their favorite verb from the list they created while playing the game Angry Birds. Following the color coding of the word categories from the GO chart, they made single color cards for each word or phrase they used as their puppets. They then made their backgrounds and planned their movies. Using Puppet Pals they created these movies! Enjoy.
We had a 'publishing' activity where the children shared their work to the class on our new TV and each child wrote specific compliments about another's work , passed these out and then we took time to read the comments. The smiles and words were heart felt.
The children were asked to play Angry Birds and keep track of any verbs they noticed on their recording sheet. The list of verbs we found is growing and will be incorporated into our parts of speech & super sentence videos soon!
Some of the verbs they noted were: launched, soared, flung, smash, glide....
They were very engaged and discovered some very interesting verbs.
The children had to move around the room when I said a word, read the sentence on the numbered card to determine what tense the verbs expressed and record it on their answer page. It was a fast pace way to assess learning and have fun at the same time!
The kids worked together to sort their cards and using a sentence to support their thinking as they placed their cards on the GO chart.
We continue our super sentence work with another School House Rock song titled VERBS. We read, watched and sang this song all week, underlining verbs, categorizing them into their tenses and acting a few out. We added another motion to our chant about Adjectives, nouns and verbs...