On A Roll

After reading this post, you *might* think I’m a little obsessed with dice activities :)  Not true…however, my kids totally are!!!  And I know that when they’re excited, I might as well milk it for all it’s worth!  HA!  One of my firsties told me today, “You know what’s weird?!  I feel like I’m having a lot of fun, but really I’m learning!”  Oops…guess the cat’s outta the bag ;)
I’m LOVING this little activity…and so are the kids!!  This activity focuses on ADJECTIVES.  Now, I might be obsessed with that!!  HA!!  I prepared 7 envelopes.  6 envelopes contained 4-5 different adjectives.  1 envelope contained 12-15 different sentence strips.  The kids had to choose a sentence strip from the sentence envelope and then roll the die.  Then they had to choose 2 adjectives from the envelope that matched their roll.  SO…if they rolled a 6, they picked 2 adjectives from the envelope labeled 6.
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Then they had to figure out where to fit the adjectives into their sentence to make a silly statement!  They had SUCH a BLAST with this one!!!  It was so much fun to see what they wrote….the sentences & illustrations were awesome!  And it was a great activity to reinforce adjective placement.  They had to know that adjectives describe a noun and they couldn’t just put them any ol’ place in the sentence.  FUN!
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Graphics courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

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This next activity was too much fun!!  The kids were given 3 different dice labeled with adjectives, nouns, & verbs.  I just cut out words and did a very poor job of TAPING them on :)  Whatever works, right?!  They had to roll all three dice and record the words on which they landed.  They had to know that each word was either a verb/noun/adjective for recording purposes.  Then they had to use all 3 words in a sentence.  They did such a great job!  I was so proud of them!!!!
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The kids have requested that we keep both of these activities in their stations for the rest of the week.  I love it when that happens!
We’re just finishing up a few little mini-lessons and activities on fact & opinion.  I know that can be a tricky concept for the kids to grasp, but my kids had so many questions about “opinions” that I decided it was time to teach them about it!!!  We are having SO much fun and the kids are learning SO much!  I’ve overheard a few of my firsties say to their friends, “well, that’s your OPINION.”  HA!!! 
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Graphic courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

You can grab our fun little Fact & Opinon Packet at my TpT store HERE. Here’s a little sample of the goods…
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Happy Wednesday, sweet friends!!!  Can you believe it’s almost APRIL?!?!?! 

33 comments:

  1. Your adjective activities are great!

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

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Love these ideas. I will check into your unit when we get to fact and opionion. We are summarizing right now!

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  3. Cara, what company did you buy the dice from? I love them! :)

    Amanda
    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

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  4. You always have the cutest dang ideas! I feel like a psycho stalker always checking and commenting on your blog! I just adore new, fun ideas to share with my little darlings! You are awesome!

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  5. Wow! Super dice games. I can't wait to try them out in class!! Thanks so much!
    Allison
    www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

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  6. Absolutely BRILLIANT!! My kiddos are obsessed with adjectives right now, so this is perfect! Thanks! :)

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  7. Love your adjective ideas and your fact and opinion packet is now on my wishlist on TpT. I can easily adjust them for my third graders. Thanks so much!

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  8. I am loving all of these activities. I printed the dice games for my kinder smarties. I wish I had more dice. They sell them at target in the dollar section from time to time, I should have stocked up. You are awesome!!

    mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks, I tried to print it but the sentences didn't show up, could you email it to me? Thanks for your fabulous ideas.

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  10. These are wonderful! I can't wait to see the kiddos using this during work stations...thanks!!
    Curls and a Smile

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  11. Great as always! Thanks for sharing your materials and inspiring creativity. You always set the bar high. It is very motivating. Your center materials are always challenging, yet grade level appropriate.

    First Grade Factory

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  12. I love that you use dice somewhere other than Math. My kiddos to love using dice.

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  13. As always...FABULOUS! Your Fact and Opinion activity is now on my wish list!

    ~Gladys
    Once Upon a Time in First Grade

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  14. You're too much, girlie! I love it all...as *always!*

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  15. Thanks for sharing your ideas. How do you find time to do this? I have a blog, which my students share their learning with their families (https://h2u.hartlake.org/users/kbatchelor/). I hope to get to the point where I feel comfortable and have time to start a blog for other educator's as well.

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  16. Fantastic Adjective Activity. We did adjectives last week but they just were not secure in it! I can't wait to put this together for my intervention groups. Thanks for sharing!
    Lori
    www.littlepriorities.blogspot.com

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  17. Your activities are amazing! I tried to download the sentences and print them, but when I printed them and the adjectives, it came out blank. Is there any other way I can get these from you? Thank you so much for your willingness to share!

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  18. Love, love, love your blog! I am a huge fan! Thank you so much for all of your awesome ideas!

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  19. LOVE your silly sentences!! My kiddos did too! They just laughed and laughed!
    Thanks for sharing. I truly appreciate all of your Great ideas!!

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  20. What an awesome way to teach adjectives! Can't wait to use this in my classroom and share with my team! Thanks!!

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  21. Love the adjective games! I will use them next week when we return from break! Something I do to help my students understand the parts of speech is to color code words when I introduce the parts. Blue for nouns, green for verbs (GO!) and purple for adjectives. My students brainstorm words and I write them on colored construction paper that matches my coding. Then for practice I write a sentence with blanks for these three parts of speech and I color code the blanks. Hope that makes sense!

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  22. I LOVE your Earth Day promise!

    www.littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  23. I just have to laugh when you say you are obsessed with dice games, because I feel that way too, but kids relate and learn and that is what it is all about. I love your ideas, keep posting them. You are wonderful to share
    Thanks

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  24. I just saw your adjective game on pinterest and came to your site. I tried to download your pages but I can't. Can you help me with this? My students would really like these! I even have the large Dice! Thanks!Pat
    swaffordp2@aol.com

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  25. I'm having the same problem as some others- I love ALL the adjective activities but can't print any of them! Thanks so much! malstrange at gmail.com

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  26. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm moving to first grade after 6 years in K and I am looking forward to using these! Thanks again =)

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  27. i'm having the same printing issue. this game looks like so much fun! i'd love to use it! please advise. jydardeau (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  28. Same here! I couldn't get either the silly sentences or the roll sentence to show the words. Could you please send. Pretty please. shelsanchez83@gmail.com

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  29. I came across these great games via Pinterest (thank God for Pinterest!), but I am also having trouble printing. If it's not too much trouble, can you please send it to me if that will solve the problem? Thank you!
    melissacarpenter(dot)slp(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I REALLY want that silly sentence pack but it will not print! Could you email it to me???

    Nicole at JourneyToJosie(dot) com

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  31. Hi, I was wondering if you could share your link for the large dice? I found some on Amazon, but they are pricey and I'm not positive they are even large enough to use for this activity. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  32. Thanks so much-needed more ideas for literacy centers-these will be great! My kiddos love dice too! :)

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