Friday, August 2, 2013

What in the world is a grammar wall?

Man, alive!  Have I been busy!  My brain has been swimming with things to do in order to get ready for my little peanuts.  Now, we've been in school for almost two weeks.  Things are settling down a little bit with my 26 kindergarteners.  You read correctly... 26.  They are a pretty easy going group, so I think we'll be just fine.

One of my big projects this summer was to make a grammar wall for the ELL kids at our school.  While half of my class was tested last year (we have a high population of kids that are bilingual), none of them qualified for services.  There is a new testing procedure this year, so we're all set in case any of our kids qualify for services.

How are we ready?  Well, we have a new grammar wall.  When I first heard about a grammar wall, I had no idea what to add to my wall.  I searched the internet, and saw what I had to make.  Truthfully, I think it would be a great resource for any classroom.  In the file, there are color coded cards for you to organize the words.  My fabulous co-worker found these center pocket charts (from Lakeshore) that match each part of speech (besides suffixes and prefixes) as well.





Freebie Fridays


So, I'm going to add it as my first freebie of the school year.  Click here to download.  I know this will be an awesome addition to your classroom.  :)

8 comments:

  1. Good luck with creating your Grammar Wall! Looks like you're off to a great start...the freebie signs are adorable!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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    1. You guys are sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This is fantastic...our second grade reading series has the students working with nouns all year long! (Um...they might need to know more than that!) I like how you have it with pocket charts for displaying examples of each word.

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    1. Second grade and only working on nouns? That publisher needs to talk to teachers and take a look at the standards. :) I like to "plant the seed", so we talk about most of the parts of speech. I always tell them they can wow and amaze their parents if they use the technical terms, so they usually pay attention.

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  3. Thanks so much! I found you at Freebie Friday! This is a fantastic idea and I am def. using it!
    Amy
    3 Teacher Chicks

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  4. I am so glad you will be using it. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. I use Cara Carroll's fonts. They are super cute, and the names make me laugh. :)

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