Another thing that we did that the kids really enjoyed was my sentence muncher activity from my Houghton Mifflin Second Grade Resources pack. This unit is FILLED with common core, things that you can use for Daily 5/literacy centers, and Thinking Maps activities! It's over 250 pages for just theme 1 alone! Last week, I taught what a sentence was. Today we got to review it in a fun way. Since this skill was taught in our first story Dragon Gets By I created these little dragons to be sentence munchers.
Students took turns feeding the correct sentence strips to the appropriate dragons.
After they were done, they took the paper bag dragons off and these little tins were inside each dragon to catch each sentence strip.
They checked their answers with the answer key that was glued on the back of each dragon.
Then, they took their sentence strips out of the tin and glued them onto the recording sheet. They filled their plates with good sentences and threw the sentence fragments in the "trash". They LOVED this!
Their worksheet after it was all said and done....
My students had SO much fun with this activity because it wasn't the usual paper and pencil worksheet. You know what?? I *think* I even caught some of them smiling as the learned about sentences (which can usually be boring). Imagine that.... students smiling and enjoying the learning process.... :)
Have a great day friends and I hope that we can all make learning fun for our little ones!:)