Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Contraction Song, a Funny, and a FREEBIE!

Last week, we were working on contractions and I sang a song that I found on Pinterest called Crocodile Contractions . . . You have to check out the cute contraction contraptions Heather has at Heather's Heart.

Oh, and you also need to check out all the cute stuff from Malarie at You Can Make the Sunshine Anytime.

Anyway, the kids got a huge kick out of me singing to them, and one of my students decided to make her own contraction song.

I love that she wrote that the tune goes to Yanky doodle went to town!

Oh, and if you didn't notice, there are contractions on the ground . . . so I am literally walking on contractions . . . (yes, that is me, and no, I don't have blond hair!) 

Next on my list of things to share with you . . . You may already know that the Super Bowl was played in Indianapolis, right? So it was a really big deal around here. Lots of my kids were down in the festivities more than once. (I only made it there one time . . . a little too crowded for me!)

Anyway, the next day, my whole class came in talking about the Super Bowl and Madonna. One little boy said, can you believe that she is 53 years old?!  LOL  Then, one of my precious babies said . . . I wish you looked like Madonna. I asked her why. She said, "Then you'd be pretty too!"  Okay, so I guess I'm not Madonna, but I don't think I'm ugly! I had to laugh and I guess I'm secure enough to not let it hurt my feelings . . . but still! Too funny!

And now, the FREEBIE! I saw an awesome idea on Pinterest (where else?) from Teach Mama who got the idea from Jennifer Bates, from Finally in First, and I wanted to try it out with my class. However, I wanted it to be a more compact project that we could finish in a couple of days. So, this is what I came up with! Be sure to click the pics to get your very own copy! While you are there, be sure to check out some of my other items. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!



  1. Straight out of the mouths of Thanks for sharing your freebie. I did see that floating around on Pinterest earlier today... might have to go pin it!

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  2. I know, right? Thank you!

    I'm coming over to check out your blog!

    Rockin' Teacher Materials

  3. I love that contraction song! I just pinned it yesterday :) Thanks for sharing these great ideas, I {heart} Pinterest! Have a great start to your week!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  4. Thanks for the mention! Also, thanks for the great freebie. It's exactly what I needed!

  5. Thank you for the freebies I loved all of them. I did the layered Where in the world are you with my class about a month ago and have gotten lots of positive comments on them.


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