Monday, April 23, 2012

Adverbs :)

Oh my goodness... it was definitely a Monday for me today!  This week is going to be all kinds of crazy with state testing.  Definitely already looking forward to Friday :)

We started learning about adverbs today, and let me just tell you that it was a lot easier said than done!  When we were generating sentences, I got several that were just like this: "My dog is kindly.  I am nicely.  The calmly student was in class."  BUT, it was our first day, so that made me feel a l.i.t.t.l.e better.

I made a chart with the things that we will mostly focus on in class.  This chart is not one of my favorites, but it got the job done :)

We watched this Schoolhouse Rock video... definitely a throw back to my elementary school days!

Then, I gave each student 4 adverbs that they had to put into sentences.  After I checked their sentences, they copied them to make a little adverb tree.  This tree pattern is from my Main Idea unit.  I will tell you that I have SEVERAL students that are not finished yet... like I said this concept was easier said than done!  We will definitely continue working on adverbs for the next few days.


I'm off to work out... gotta get home to do sub plans for when I'm administering the test to some 4th graders this week!  Hope y'all had a great Monday... get some rest, my sweet friends!


14 comments:

Sally said...

Love this blog post as well as the tree idea! My second graders are working on adverbs, too! I pinned your post :)

Sally from ElementaryMatters

LYNDSEY said...

Amy,

That anchor chart is awesome! Love it. Adverbs are TRICKY! I just used a Schoolhouse Rock video to introduce adjectives to myclass. My kids LOVED it. DEFINITELY a throwback.

Thanks for sharing,

Lyndsey
A Year of Many Firsts

Kelley Cirrito said...

Why do you have to administer a test to 4th grade?? Why don't the 4th grade teachers do if?

Mrs. Anderson said...

I like your adverb poster! The adverb trees turned out really cute, too! Thanks for sharing.
Connie :)
www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

amy.lemons said...

Kelley... it's a small group with modifications. The kids have to be pulled out to be tested, so several K-2 teachers help out!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

I love your handwriting!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Magan said...

We did verbs today and watched the Schoolhouse Rock video too!! So fun! :)

Jessica said...

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Jennie said...

Mine like acting out adverbs... good segue into writing (particularly for children with lower literacy levels). It helps them make the connection between the verb and the adverb. Then we write some simple sentences to describe our actions and finally improve them to make SUPER sentences!

Jessica Stanford said...

Love the trees!!!

*TAG* you're it! Come check out my latest post on Mrs. Stanford's Class to see how to participate :)

Blessings,

Jessica

Jennifer said...

Yay! This post is just in time because we are starting adverbs next week. I was so excited when I saw the post title. Thank you for all the great ideas!

Delighted in Second

Casey Turner said...

Do you mind if I feature your flap book on my blog next week? I am getting together some multiplication resources because we are starting soon!

Casey
Second Grade Math Maniac Blog

amy.lemons said...

Go for it!!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank you for having a wonderful blog with fantastic activities. This is my second year teaching, first year in second grade and you are a major resource that I go to. :)