Halloween on a Monday…oh my.

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How on earth did Halloween happen to fall on a Monday – yikes.  Mondays are a big day with us, we launch our new weekly unit for reading with lots of new words, stories and writing projects.  With costumes, parades, classroom parties and dreams of trick occupying little minds, I will be honest, it was tough to feel very effective as a teacher that day.  But, I had a plan…. (insert evil witch/mad scientist laugh here)

To practice parts of speech we play MadLibs a lot in my classroom.  We love it and I think it is such a great way to learn parts of speech, as well as make our other friends laugh and laugh.  My students just love them!  I pull sticks to fill in the blanks and there is always that deer in the headlights moment when you know every noun, adverb, adjective, etc. they have ever known flies out of their minds.   To help remedy this and get a little more interaction with our new words each week, I made these “Parts of Speech Booklets”. Since they are monster themed it was the perfect project to start this week.  We went through our new words and any that we particularly liked we wrote down under the appropriate headings.  This made the game go a bit faster, less deer in the headlights looks and lots of laughs.  We cut the pages in half, glued them in our composition notebooks or they can also be used as a stand alone booklet with just a few staples.  Here is a peek at the cover page, click on the cover and it will take you to my Teacimg_1104-1hers Pay Teachers store.  Enjoy the rest of your week, we are almost there!