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.
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 blog posts of fall adventures.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.