How Many {Antonym} Feet Do We Meet?!

This week we’ve been working on antonyms and the kids are lovin’ it!  We started by reading this book…
…and then we brainstormed a list of opposites.  Surprisingly, some of my babies were having a hard time with the concept.  So I had to explain to them, “If something is ______ it can’t be _______!!!”  After a few go ‘rounds of that, I sent the kids off to trace their own feet and write a pair antonyms on either one!!
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I added all the pairs to a big anchor chart…
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The kids have also been working on their very own little antonym books!  They’ve been keeping these in their book baskets and adding to them every time they have an “a-ha!” antonym moment :)  They LOVE to read these to themselves and their friends during the Daily 5, and they’ve even been working on these when they have “extra” time {ha! Is there really such a thing?!?!}
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Click the pic below for the little antonym book cover & pages :)
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Graphic courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

21 comments:

  1. I am very excited to use your book! Not only for antonyms but for the book itself! THANK YOU!

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  2. Thanks for all the ideas :) Love the giant foot anchor chart!

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  3. This is too cute! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing. You are an amazing teacher!

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  4. Very cute! My Firsties will love doing this during Workshop. Thanks for sharing!!

    Alexandra
    http://thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love it! I needed to come up with an idea related to a Dr. Seuss book to decorate my door for a school wide activity to celebrate Read Across America/Dr.Seuss week and now I know what to do!!! THANK YOU!

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  6. Adorable as usual!!! Any chance you could share your antonyms title and quote from the book, too. I know I could type it up but you always use the cutest fonts and I am just plain exhausted from a field trip today. SO glad you are back to blogging!
    Jenn
    http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the foot opposites chart!! That is WAY cute / fun!! I am trying to determine if my sweet peas in K could do the little booklet!! (because I LOVE it too!!) Thanks for sharing....I LOVE that I just found this blog -- new energy for me!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  8. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. Great idea for Read Across America. I was wondering if you would like to share it on my blog. I am having a Read Across America Linky Party. I know we all have great ideas. Let's share!

    www.learningwithmrsparker.blogspot.com

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  10. This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! What a great idea!!

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  11. Love your anchor chart! Too cute!

    Jodi
    www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this idea and would love to feature it when I start posting some things for Dr. Seuss week. I love finding other 1st grade teachers!!
    Allison

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  13. I just tried this activity today with my second graders! They loved it! ...Yesterday we went on a "Bear Hunt" to search for synonym and antonym word pairs. I didn't realize how much fun teaching this concept could be! Thank you for the idea!!!

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  14. This will go perfect during my Dr. Suess unit!
    -Rachelle
    www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  15. I just want to thank you for all your wonderful shares! I use them for my homeschooled children and we're always having a blast with your ideas!

    http://www.LittleLearningLovies.com

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  16. Hey, I just love your unit! My class are celebrating Dr Seuss for World Book Day so it is just perfect! I have made some cute Letter Writing Printables for my class to use. Each day we will write a letter to another Dr Seuss character. As one good turn deserves another, they are free for download on http://missmernagh.com/

    Cathriona Mernagh

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  17. What a SEUSStastic unit! I love the Big Foot and the antonym tie in. I’m adding a link to this on my children’s book blog where I collect Dr. Seuss ideas. http://www.obSEUSSed.com/p/books.html

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  18. I loved this idea so much I did it with my class too! If you want to take a peek at how if came out head on over to my blog at... http://msk1ell.blogspot.com/

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  19. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. YAY! Thanks for the great ideas!

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