Today, I am linking up with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics for her creative linky, Monday Made It.
I love this linky! There are so many creative people out there. Many of the decorations and activities in my classroom have been inspired by Tara and other wonderful teachers who have linked up.
Over our (many) snow days, I was (finally) able to read Teach Like a Pirate.
If you have not read this book yet, I strongly recommend it! There are so many great ideas to enhance student engagement. I read a post from Sara at The Colorful Apple, where she put all the wonderful lesson hooks from this book on a ring. I loved this idea when I saw it, and I loved it even more after I read the book. I now have all my lesson hooks linked right in my lesson plan binder. Thank you, Sara for sharing this!
Digital paper by Ashley Hughes.
***I am usually very good about tracking where I find ideas, but I can not remember who originally posted this idea. If it was you, please let me know!
I cut and laminated these wonderful context clue task cards by Rachel Lynette. I love using task cards for games, small group review, and centers.
I made some activities for my students to practice figurative language, specifically working with the meanings of similes, metaphors, and idioms.
Finally, I made a making words activity for spring. I will blog about this soon (and include a freebie). If your are interested, this activity is currently available in my TPT store here.
***Both of these products will be 20% off today and tomorrow!
I am running an after school program to practice for the OAA. I made some cards to practice some key words in directions. You can read how I use them here, and download them for free here.
I'm off to check out all of the other great Made Its. I can't wait to see what everyone else has made. Thank you, Tara for host this fun linky!
Have a great week!