Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adjective Activities

Oh my goodness... this week has been busy, busy AND it's only Tuesday!  We have been hard at work on learning/using adjectives.  So, I wanted to show you some of the activities we have done, and others that I have planned for the remainder of the week

We read a book called, "If I were an Adjective" and made an anchor chart that we will refer to all week!

Yesterday, I put 4 items in the classroom (1 on each table) and had the kiddos use adjectives to describe each item.  I just chose things I had from around the room- skittles, a crazy hat, beach ball, and a souvenir from one of my vacations.  As they observed each item, they wrote adjectives in their reading spiral. {Don't have any pictures of this activity... sorry!}

Today, we used adjectives to describe ourselves!  First, I had the students use their white boards to brainstorm 7 adjectives.  This allowed me to quickly fix their spelling as well as correct any words that weren't actually adjectives.  Then, they made this project (copied their adjectives onto small pieces of white paper, drew/cut themselves out, and wrote their name at the top):

Tomorrow, we will use these sentences to sort regular adjectives, comparative adjectives, and proper adjectives.  I am going to give each student a sentence, they will read it to the class, and we will put the adjectives into the correct column.

Click {HERE} to download the sentences (there are more in the document than what I have posted here)
Clip Art courtesy of DJ Inkers


And, we will use this simple chart to sort:

Here are some things I found from pinterest that we are going to make and describe!  I'll try and remember to take pics to post later this week!

My plan is to just give students scraps of green, black, white, and red construction paper and allow them to create their own Frankenstein.  After, they will write sentences about their Frankenstein that include adjectives.  Are these not the cutest things ever?

We will do the similar thing with these witch legs...  I'm thinking we will write a short story about our witches :)


Last, but not least... we will make these scarecrow bags.  The kiddos will write adjectives on index cards, and put them inside of their scarecrow bag!


That's all I have for now... I have to get busy making dinner for company!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

22 comments:

Pam Justus said...

Wonderful post. I love all of your ideas. I would love to visit your class!!

Ms. Johnston said...

Love all your ideas and you are so willing to share! Thank you!

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LovelyNB said...

Love you adjective ideas, sounds like the kids will have so much fun!

Erin (Hoosier Teacher) said...

Love all of your ideas! I, too, would LOVE to visit your creative classroom! Thanks for giving us glimpses of your teaching.

Gladys said...

GREAT ideas!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh, sooo cute! How do you have time to cook for company?!

Karen said...

Love all of the great ideas! Your class is so much fun!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Speaking of adjectives...you are so talented and kind! Thank you for sharing!
:) Melissa

Lucia13 said...

Do you handwrite or type your posters,they are just amazing!

Hi, I'm Harmony said...

I love your ideas! We've been making the paperbag scarecrows this week! What a great idea to reinforce adjectives.

Happy Halloween!

~Mrs.Beck

mrsbecksgotclass.blogspot.com

Vintage Teacher said...

I just love your ideas and your thoughtfulness in sharing them.

I had to share on my blog, they are just to great not to!


❤Pam
Vintage Teacher

amy.lemons said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I write and type my things, but these were handwritten.

Misslili said...

I just love all your ideas,for sure I'm going to be using must of them when I work adjectives with my kids. Thanks a lot for sharing such an incredible hardwork!!!!!!

Elizabeth Goold said...

We have studied nouns, and our next type of word is verbs. When are you going to work on verbs?? My kids have loved their noun activities. Choosing popsicles sticks was WAY more thrilling than I had ever realized! Too cute.

Devra said...

Are there any patterns for the scarecrow adjective activity?

amy.lemons said...

If you click on the picture of the scarecrow, it will lead you to the original website where there is a template :)

pinkdunt said...

So wonderful and creative crafts

Melissa Page said...

Thank you for this wonderful picture of what an adjective is! My daughter is struggling with adjectives at school and I was searching for something visual to help her understand what they were. Your artwork of adjectives is amazing!

Sarabeth Reingold said...

I love all the activities you had lined up!

Now, I just need to figure out how to adapt this for EFL learners in their 20's :p

Your class sounds like a blast!

Cariann McCready said...

Your adjectives anchor chart inspired me to create one of my own. I included a link back in my blog post for you as well. http://unionvalehome.blogspot.com/2013/06/grammar-anchor-charts-for-homeschool.html

Anonymous said...

What is the author of the book If I were an Adjective?

Nee-ta said...

Great post. I love the activities, it's wonderful. Thanks for sharing :)