I've decided to switch things up a bit, and only review no more than 5 activities that I did over the past week. I think my posts were just a bit too long!
5 Minute Day, Upper Language, & Articulation:
Thanksgiving Roll & Graph. I have no idea where I got this from. (Unfortunately, the developer didn't put her name on the sheet. I thought it was from 3dinosaurs.com, but it's not. If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you credit!) The kids used the paint daubers to put a circle in the box that corresponded with the picture on the cube that was rolled. When used in groups, the person that finished a column first was the winner.
For my kids working on inferences, they used the Roll & Graph along with Thanksgiving Inferencing cards from SLP for ME's Thankful to Learn about and Practice Inferencing Skills-Thanksgiving Theme.
Those same students are working on idioms, so we read the story from Thanksgiving Idioms Story (free from Rachel Lebovitch). The description indicates it's best for Grades 5-8, but I used it with a 3rd grader and it worked great. The story has the idioms underlined, so when we got to one, we looked for clues in the text to define them. There is a sheet included to write the definition, and another for the student to write a sentence using the idiom. (They took the page where they write a sentence home for homework.)
For the second part of the week, the Old Lady was in the room. We had fun with the games from Mindy Stenger's I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie-Language Packet (Thanksgiving).
We re-read Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit (Norman Bridwell) and talked about the verbs and and the concepts in, on, under. I pulled out Turkeys Everywhere (Chapel Hill Snippets), but didn't even get to the sentence strip...my student "read" the whole thing by herself! That was HUGE!
She even did a great job with the carrier phrase The pilgrim needs a ______ from Queen's Speech Structured Sentence Building.
I had an exceptionally great week this week! I hope yours was just as great!
Don't forget to link up with what you did this week, or what you're planning on doing next week.