|It's COLD here! School was called off today because of the bitterly cold temperatures. I ventured out this afternoon and my car thermometer said -13 degrees. And that was at 3:00 in the afternoon.|
We got called off for tomorrow, too, since this cold spell is hanging around.
I am so happy that I had the time to hook up with Tara's Monday Made-It Linky, which I haven't done since the summer.
I wish it were summer.
Anyway - we've been working on synonyms and last week I introduced the concept to my third graders through an online game called Sam's Synonym Lab on the PBS Kids Website. We rated the synonyms on a scale of 1 to 4 stars as we played the game on my Interactive White Board.
I had the bones of this bulletin board already up, and the students already got the concept of rating the synonyms as to how good or unusual a word choice it was.
Then the students worked in triads to find synonyms for the words posted on this board in a thesaurus. It was the first time using a thesaurus for most of them.
Then as a class we listed the words they found, and rated them.
|Sorry for the slightly blurry picture. I'm hoping the students use the posted words in their writing.|
I found this frame at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts in the clearance section for $3.
I added some snowflake stickers to the top and bottom, and used scrapbook paper to print the message.
|I like snow more than cold!|
This is the newest product in my TpT store! It's a packed full of activities for sorting words with -tion.
There are two levels of word sorts and acitivities included in the resource.
|The packet includes pictures of how I used the sort in my classroom.|
Hope you'll check out all the creative ideas on Tara's blog!
Stay warm everyone!