Now that I am retired, I have the opportunity to volunteer and work with other teachers and also work with small groups of children. This work inspired the following product. I created it for a teacher who wanted to help her students learn more about parts of speech and descriptive language.
Children love to make silly sentences. These sentences use words that they identify with a favorite celebration - Halloween.
There are 24 different cards for each part of speech. The pumpkin cards are the adjectives and the spider webs are the verbs. Step one is to match up the words with the numbers . If you put a pumpkin above the adjective column and a web above the verb column, it will make it easier for the children to place them in the correct place. After practicing this for a few times, the symbols won't be necessary any longer.
If you enjoy working with silly sentences, I have also created a more generic set of cards that uses animals for nouns and emotions for the adjectives. The verbs are action words that children will use and be familiar with. Click here if you would like to check it out.
Under the Maple Tree Bloggers have gathered together to create a special Halloween blog hop for you.
Halloween is a special time of the year for kids and many teachers too! It is a time to have fun and use our imaginations as we engage kids in learning. On each blog you will find a tip and a freebie for the Halloween season.
My tip is to use task cards and games to teach and reinforce concepts. When kids are playing, they often don't realize that they are learning and they will engage for longer periods of time. Sometimes when I put Math on the schedule and we do games, my students are surprised when I tell them that we have already done it.
Here is my treat! Click here or on the image to get your copy.
This is a great way to teach probability and also to reinforce the concept of odd and even.
Give dice and tally sheets to each student. Roll the dice and keep a tally of each roll. Check the results after 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 rolls. The students will be amazed at how the results change as the number of rolls gets higher.
When they get good at using 6 sided dice, increase the difficulty by using 10 or 20 sided dice.
I have included 4 different worksheets.The game will be fun to do over and over again if the worksheets are different.
Here is a special treat to make this hop even sweeter! You can enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of four $25 TPT gift cards. Here's the scoop! Find the secret word on each blog and enter it for your chance to win. To find the secret word for this blog, scroll down further. Good luck!
My secret word is ....
Are you ready to continue the hop? Just click on the image below to head over to my friend Emily's blog. You will find your next secret word there. If you would like to check out another Halloween product from my store, continue to scroll down before hopping along.
This product is full of other math activities with a Halloween theme. Check out the page samples below to see some of what is included.
Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoy the tricks and treats. Don't forget to go back to the image above to haunt over to the next blog.
In Canada, October means Fall, Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Halloween and Fun. It is a great time to use seasonal material to engage students in learning. When I began teaching, I did the basics for Fall and Thanksgiving, and then I spent lots of time with Halloween ideas. As time went on, this shifted. I began to focus more on Thanksgiving and gratitude and I kept Halloween activities for the end of the month.
Teaching about gratitude and kindness is so important. I believe that this is one of the most important things we can share with others. If people have an attitude of gratitude, and develop giving natures, the world will be a better place. This poster shows just how acts of kindness can cause an explosion if we all get involved.
I have created several products that focus on Fall and Thanksgiving. To see the details, click on the images below.
As Halloween approaches, the following activities will keep children engaged.
I wish everyone an exciting and fun-filled October and I look forward to seeing some of the blogposts of fall adventures.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother or 8, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.
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