Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tried it Tuesday-Grammar and a Recipe!

Today we are linking up with Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday!  Check out her awesome blog HERE.

To get us through the inevitable Grammar review we need to do before ERBs next week, Emily and I have been playing a lot of new games.   We made up one for those common homophones that drive us all crazy...you know which ones they are.  Those ones that are constantly getting mixed up in YOUR student's writing.  THEY'RE constantly using them incorrectly and IT'S a huge problem.  Really, we needed something to reinforce A skill that seems to be AN annoying problem for us all!  So here it goes...

We saw this cute game on Pinterest where you sort words into categories using those plates with the 3 dividers.  I can't seem to find the original post, nor do I have those kind of plates.... so just work with what yo' mama give ya!!  Enter the plastic cups and foil square plate thingys.  Emily made sentences with each type of homophone we were working on (their/they're/there, your/you're, its/it's, a/an).  We know a/an aren't homophones, just bear with us ;)
Then, sort your kiddos into groups.  They review the rule by reading a silly short story, and then they sort the sentences into the correct category.  For example, _____ ring is over there.  The answer is your so the sentence goes in the your cup.
 It's fun, easy, and a great group game.  They rotated through each of the 4 centers in about 30 minutes.  Done and done!  If you need to review this skill or just want to add to your files, click HERE.

Our second Tried It Tuesday link is for a recipe.  I swear Emily and I spend half of recess discussing the previous night's dinner.  Was it Pinterest inspired?  What blog did it come from?  Did the hubs like it?  Will my kids eat it?  We go through the whole thing.  Last week I tried THIS recipe from sweet Cara Carroll's cooking blog Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour.  It was AH-MAZE-ING.  So scrumptious that when I gobbled it up for lunch the following day, Emily rushed out to get the ingredients.  It was a homerun in both of our households!  Do yourself a favor and get involved in some of this Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad goodness!  It's awesome!

Alright y'all, tomorrow is Hump Day.  We are so close!

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to introduce a grammar skill that students might have otherwise dreaded reviewing! Creamy avocado chicken salad?!? Yummy!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper