Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On A Roll

After reading this post, you *might* think I’m a little obsessed with dice activities :) Not true…however, my kids totally are!!! And I know that when they’re excited, I might as well milk it for all it’s worth! HA! One of my firsties told me today, “You know what’s weird?! I feel like I’m having a lot of fun, but really I’m learning!” Oops…guess the cat’s outta the bag ;)
I’m LOVING this little activity…and so are the kids!! This activity focuses on ADJECTIVES. Now, I might be obsessed with that!! HA!! I prepared 7 envelopes. 6 envelopes contained 4-5 different adjectives. 1 envelope contained 12-15 different sentence strips. The kids had to choose a sentence strip from the sentence envelope and then roll the die. Then they had to choose 2 adjectives from the envelope that matched their roll. SO…if they rolled a 6, they picked 2 adjectives from the envelope labeled 6.
Then they had to figure out where to fit the adjectives into their sentence to make a silly statement! They had SUCH a BLAST with this one!!! It was so much fun to see what they wrote….the sentences & illustrations were awesome! And it was a great activity to reinforce adjective placement. They had to know that adjectives describe a noun and they couldn’t just put them any ol’ place in the sentence. FUN!
Graphics courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles


This next activity was too much fun!! The kids were given 3 different dice labeled with adjectives, nouns, & verbs. I just cut out words and did a very poor job of TAPING them on :) Whatever works, right?! They had to roll all three dice and record the words on which they landed. They had to know that each word was either a verb/noun/adjective for recording purposes. Then they had to use all 3 words in a sentence. They did such a great job! I was so proud of them!!!!
The kids have requested that we keep both of these activities in their stations for the rest of the week. I love it when that happens!
We’re just finishing up a few little mini-lessons and activities on fact & opinion. I know that can be a tricky concept for the kids to grasp, but my kids had so many questions about “opinions” that I decided it was time to teach them about it!!! We are having SO much fun and the kids are learning SO much! I’ve overheard a few of my firsties say to their friends, “well, that’s your OPINION.” HA!!!
Graphic courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

You can grab our fun little Fact & Opinon Packet at my TpT store HERE. Here’s a little sample of the goods…
Happy Wednesday, sweet friends!!! Can you believe it’s almost APRIL?!?!?!

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