I finally got some things done. The whole house has been sick and when that happens, I don't feel accomplished at all. The house is a mess and school pretty much was no go this week, so now that everyone is feeling better we will be back at it on Tuesday.
Which "To, Too, Two" to use? That is the question?!? This seems like a struggle with a lot of kiddos. My son was getting pretty frustrated with it, so I created him this cute anchor chart that can easily be put into his notes binders. Anytime we are working on this subject he just pulls this out and uses it as a reference to help him decide which "to" to use.
As always, I have made this available to you for free, you can print it out here.
If you want to go a step further, I also created a cool game to go along with this chart. If you have a race car fan, he or she will love this cool game, you can get it here.
What fun activities do you do to practice To, Too and Two? Let me know in the comments.
It is finally done! I was able to find time to finish two fun noun games! The first one is to help with recognizing what type of noun: person, place or thing, the second game is common and proper nouns.
The games are simple to play, all you need to do is print out the game boards and grab a die and two player pieces. We usually use Legos, but you can use whatever you want, make it fun! Just roll the die and move the number of spaces, say if it is a person, place or thing and for the second game board just say if it is a common or a proper noun! Easy Peasy!
Check these great resources to go along with your noun game:
I hope you enjoy the game! What do you do to practice nouns? Let me know in the comments.
The one thing my son really enjoys are fun games, especially when it involves over-sized dice!! I really like to mix up the learning day with some great games, it can get pretty boring and tears usually start to flow if we are always sitting at the table doing work sheets and what not, so to avoid the stress, we break and play games, educational games!
We are currently working on subjects and predicates. The worksheets we are using are great, but like I said he gets bored and frustrated just sitting doing worksheets, so I came up with a subject and predicate game called, roll a silly sentence.
All I did was make 2 huge dice, which you can watch the video on how to make them here, and wrote subjects on one cube and predicates on the other cube. All you do is roll both dice and put the cubes together, subject first and predicate second and read the sentence. You can create any type of sentences you want, have fun with it, laugh and be silly!
Check out these resources to use with your sentence lesson:
Side note: I used cardboard and covered both cubes with contact paper, but you can make your own dice anyway you want.
What fun games do you play to practice subjects and predicates? Let me know in the comments!
So, I have been hitting the grammar stuff hard lately. I have been creating non stop and I am excited to share this fun Valentines Day themed activity with you. This activity is all ready to go, you just have to print and go!
I cut out the bears and hearts, but you can just cut the squares out, it is totally up to you. To play this activity, you just have your kiddos read the sentence on the heart and have them match it to the bear with the correct punctuation. There is no right or wrong way to do it, you can have them set the heart on or next to the bear.
I hope you enjoy this Valentines Day themed activity and let me know what activities you do to practice punctuation, let me know int he comments!!!
My son was and still is struggling with his reading. We mostly been focusing on the phonics and not so much of the grammar. Now, I think he is ready to dive into some grammar! So with Valentines Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to make a Valentines Box, but instead of Valentine cards, I would make sentences instead.
I know, it sounds weird but stay with me. We all know that sentences are complete thoughts with capital letters and punctuation. But what is common sense to us, is not always common sense to our kiddos, so with any grammar lesson, learning what a sentence is and isn't is important. Now for my idea.
I created a Valentines Box and on each Valentine card is a sentence or a non sentence. Have your child pick a card and read the sentence, have him or her tell you if it is a sentence or not, if it is a sentence put it in the Valentines Box! So not only are they learning what a sentence is and isn't, they are practicing their reading!
How to make the box:
1 shoe box
things to decorate the box
1. cut a slit in the lid and wrap the box with the wrapping paper.
2. decorate the box (you can or have your kiddo do it)
3. write each sentence on a notecard
4. decorate the other side of the notecard
How do you mixed Valentines Day and learning? Let me know in the comments!
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.