Thursday, June 20, 2013

From VA Lovers to GA Peaches & Contractions

 I'VE MOVED!  I'm no longer a Virginia blogger....I'm now a Georgia blogger.  The move has been in the works for quite some time, but I was just worried to go public for fear of jinxing myself.  I've moved to the greater ATL area and I'll be teaching 5th grade next year!  (good thing because 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules just wouldn't be the same)  My life has been one big ball of stress for the last couple of months, but with the move all has calmed (knock on wood) and hopefully it's smooth sailing from here.

Other news, better late than never, I've been selected as one of the Top 30 Blogs on the site Top Teaching Colleges!  Cool!  This is pressure to get me back on track and blog like I used to!  I'm going to try to catch up (I have a million pictures of all the things I WANTED to blog about and have never gotten to). 

Okay, so now onto why you read this blog to begin with....

CONTRACTIONS!

You've probably seen my post on an easy, cheap way to practice plurals (Posting Plurals).  Well, this year, some of my kids struggled with contractions, so I did the exact same thing (see picture below--self-explanatory), but with contractions instead.  It was a great review.  Click here for a fun rock song, here for an R&B song, here for the lyrics to a rap.  Check out Carl's Corner to see a bunch of activities on contractions.
My life.