The doorbell rang at 8:30 last night and I thought, "Who could that be at this hour?" Normally, it is a kid trying to sell something....yes, even at that hour! I reluctantly
Don't you just LOVE that BIG BROWN TRUCK? It was a delivery of some books I had just ordered. Christmas for a teacher!
Before I share the new books, let me take a moment to share a new game that I just added to our games/centers.
I'm always super surprised to discover that my second-graders don't really know rhyming words. This was apparent again this year when I used my Second-Quarter Morning Work PowerPoints. One section on it gave students a word and they were to think of as many rhyming words as possible. For example, if it gave them "hand" I had some students say "ham" or "hang" or "fans" - they were using words that had the same beginning sounds or vowel sounds instead of the same ending sounds.
By reviewing this skill daily for 9-weeks, they finally seemed to REALLY grasp it! But, I knew that I wanted to give them more practice with rhyming words and word families, in general before starting our Poetry Unit later this spring.
So, I pulled out this game from Learning Resources.
But, the REALLY fun part that keeps students on the edge of their seats is that there are pieces that say "POP" in the container. If a "POP" is drawn, the student must return ALL of the pieces he/she has already won back to the container.
We play a game similar to this in my classroom called ZAP! for various skills, and let me tell you, they eat it up!
Keep on reading, if you'd like this game for your classroom!
Now, back to those books....I LOVE finding new books to use during my units. Here's a little peek at my new additions.
But, while I was there, I also picked up these books for our Fairytale Unit later in the year. Fairytales are so easy to find and I LOVE all of the different versions and tales from others' perspectives.
And, I was also suckered into these...I think I could incorporate them into my Memoir Writing Unit.
Those Shoes will also be PERFECT for teaching Needs/Wants...I love when a book has a dual purpose!
Would you like any of these additions for your classroom? You can enter below to win the "POP for Word Families Game" from Learning Resources and also a $10 Barnes & Noble Giftcard to pick up one of these books (or a book of your choice!)
Good luck! The winner will be announced on Wednesday!
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