One of my school’s key standards for the month of November is commas. It’s one of my favorite skills to teach because there are just so many different and fun activities to do with it. My favorite activity is making “Commapillars”. I usually make these when I’m on my 2nd grade part of the loop so I didn’t do them this year. I can try to take a pic of the one in my file if anyone is interested.
This month I did a few activities which I’d love to share with you – one of which I was observed doing. I don’t have any pictures of that one. Obviously, I was being watched! LOL But I do have the materials and I’d love for you to have them!
Around the room hunts are some of my favorite things to do with the little ones. But I like to give them a twist. I posted a while back about a hunt I did with Pronouns – You can read about it here. Basically, I take sentence strips and lay them around the room. Then each student is given a card which they then have to match to a sentence strip. This activity is a neat twist on the “Around the Room’ type activities that we all love to do. To make it more fun, I try to make sure that the students get to switch cards and we play many times to make sure whatever the concept is, we truly get to practice. Here are some photos of us doing this activity with commas.