We have a new writing center. Children may work there after their reading centers are completed. There are a variety of activities from which to choose. I added a template for making lists which has been very popular. Max made this list for his work with Minecraft. Love seeing them choose to practice writing!
The children continue to increase their vocabulary by learning synonyms. We’ve also used the thesaurus to find exciting words for overused words like said, nice, walk, and good. There are some links to synonym games below. Some of these sites have advertisements. Please check out the sites before your child uses them.
Word play is lots of fun! We’ve been searching for palindromes. Palindromes are words that are spelled the same way forward and backward. Bob, dad, did, mom, peep, radar, race car, pop, toot, eye, Anna, madam, and level are all palindromes. Can you think of any others? You can even write an entire palindrome sentence: Dee saw a seed.
Numbers can be palindromes too. When you add two palindromes together, the sum is another palindrome! 232 + 141 = 373
These are palindrome boxes. Read the words forward and backwards.
We have been learning to identify naming parts (subjects) and telling parts (predicates), so that we know how to write complete sentences. Here are two activities that have helped us understand this concept.
We made sentence flip books. There are six naming parts on one side and six telling parts on the other. You can flip the pages and make silly sentences.
There are naming parts on one cube and telling parts on the other. Each child rolls the cubes and combines the naming and telling parts to make complete sentences.