We had so much fun learning about contractions today. A couple of days ago, I saw a post on Pinterest from the First Grade Parade about contraction surgery, and since contractions were on the slate for this week, we tried it out. I bought gloves, masks, and neon bandages from Wal-Mart for less than ten dollars total. I taught them how contractions work, and then we performed surgery on words to remove certain letters. It was a blast!
|Performing the surgery.|
|Checking to see that the patient looks good.|
|Bandaging the patient up.|
|All patients survived the surgery!|
Thanks First Grade Parade and Buzzing About Second Grade for an awesome teaching idea!
And if you're (oh, look at that awesome contraction!) interested, I have a fun contraction center for sale on Teachers Pay Teachers for only $1.