Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Contraction Surgery

Today we performed "surgery" on words to make contractions. It was a blast!

I gave each group a latex glove, a surgical mask made of an index card and rubberbands, and a set of 20 index cards labeled with words.

Then they "operated" and cut the words apart and taped them back together to make the contraction.

The students really connected with what contractions really are through this activity!

(I originally saw this idea on another blog. But for the life of me I could not find whose blog so that I can give the credit where credit is due for this awesome idea! If you know please leave a comment!)

1 comment:

  1. I saw the idea on swamp frogs first grade. I think she originated the idea.