Happy Friday! It has been a busy week for me, but I wanted to highlight a great activity that I used in 5th grade to practice tiene la culpa while we are reading Isabela captura un congo. I used that phrase to discuss the game Mafia. I wanted it to be a shorter version, so I used Nice to Meetcha Mafia– it was a hit! Make sure to check it out!
I also have been using my gems from Michaels that I have had for a few years to encourage participation. When it comes time that I really want more students to participate in the output process, I give each student one or two gems and they have to choose when they are participating. I like it in particular because it reminds me who hasn’t had a chance, gives them choice and lowers the affective filter of participating. This has been a hit in my elementary classes as well.
This weekend, check out these posts as well:
- Ashley shared a great post reading activity (that I can relate to- sometimes I am asking for a LOT of drawing!)
- Speaking of post reading activities, I love manipulatives, but hate the time it takes for me to cut them out! Here is a post about making sorting activities using Flippity.
- I also like the labelling activity that Señora Speedy created on Google!
- This post about decluttering your classroom is EXCELLENT! I love the first tip and would frequently set 5 minutes in the morning and afternoon to straighten up my desk area. Whatever I got done, got done and over time it really helped!
In addition- here are some of my older posts if you have missed them (or like me need to remember what I have done before!)