Praise Jesus! And a Little More Alliteration

I PASSED THE ESL TEST!!  I’M OFFICIALLY ESL CERTIFIED!!!

    PRAISE JESUS!!!!!!    

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In other news, I just wanna put him in my pocket in take him home with me!  PRESH!

 

Sarah left me a comment the other day directing me to this absolutely DARLING activity she did for alliteration.

We didn’t have the book Ten in a Sled, but I loved the idea of using verbs with alliteration.  So…while I’m waiting for my copy of Ten in a Sled, I decided to do a little whole group shared writing activity with the class.  We made two word alliteration sentences using nouns & verbs.  This was a great way to assess my kids’ understanding of action words…a few of them were still having a hard time with it!  When one kiddo couldn’t figure out the perfect verb to go with his/her name, he/she got to call on a friend for help.  This was such a FUN activity!!!!

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Then they got to follow up with a little writing activity for their desk task {literacy station} that day.

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Since that little activity got such rave reviews, I followed it up with something similar today.  Instead of alliterations using nouns & verbs, we used nouns & adjectives!  This was A LOT harder!!!  It took lots of little minds working together to come up with words to describe themselves…especially words that had to start with the same initial sound as their first names!!!

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We followed up with another little writing activity for their desk task today, too.

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I collected all of their writing to laminate and then turn into class books for our library. 

These shared writing activities were also great for reinforcing punctuation and stretching out sounds to make words….we’re working SO hard on that!!!! 

Nothing too exciting, but my kids had such a blast with these!!  And to those of you that think my anchor charts are always fun and frivolous, as you can see, they’re clearly NOT.  As long as it gets the job done, sometimes it just doesn’t matter how they look!!!! 

I’ve got a glass of cabernet & Top Chef calling…y’all have a great rest of the week!!!

 

 

42 comments:

  1. Congrats, girl! I knew it would be easy peasy lemon squeezy for you!

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations!! This is awesome... and I love the activities.

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  3. WooHoo!!! Wsy to go! I'll have to try those alliteration activities, thanks!
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  4. Congratulations on passing! I'm loving all your alliteration ideas!
    Lisa
    Stories From Second

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  5. Love this idea!! I want to do it TOMORROW. :)

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  6. Wow! Thanks for the shout out! You are one of my bloggy heros so I'm pretty pumped right now. :) I love your alliteration ideas. I think I'll try your adjective alliteration activity next. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  7. Congrats creative and kind Cara on your conquest! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  8. Congrats Cara! I posted tonight about your brown bag book club with a link back. Have a restful night!

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  9. Awesomely exciting news! Congratulations.

    Ashley
    Live2Learn

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  10. Hahah Heather! I was totally going to do that... you squashed my hopes for an alliterative comment! :)

    Congrats Cara on your certification.

    Adorable... easy... and effective lesson. Love it.

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  11. Love combining nouns/verbs/adjectives with alliteration. Great idea!! :)
    Enjoy your cabernet! YUM!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  12. Congrats! And thanks for all the cute stuff you always share. Love your blog!
    Petersons-Pad.blogspot.com

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  13. Congrats! Now you get to look forward to the REFRESHER course each and every spring! YAHOO!

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  14. Congrats Cara! Love to look at your posts and the fun things you do in your classroom!
    Diane & Kelly

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  15. Congrats, and welcome to my ESL/ ELL world. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  16. Congrats Cara! What a great accomplishment!

    Tarra
    www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

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  17. Yay for you! Congrats!!! Love the alliteration ideas! :)


    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  18. Congrats on passing! I love all your alliteration ideas and keep wondering when I could possibly fit them into my curriculum since it isn't already in there. The end of the school year is always a great time for that so I'll just have to pin these activities until then! Thanks for sharing!
    Rambling About Reading

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  19. Congrats Cara!
    Thanks for sharing these cute alliteration activities. Already did it, but I will pin for next year.
    BTW, I want to take home that precious boy, too:)
    Cecelia

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  20. yay for you passing!!!
    And I like how you did the alliteration activity!

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

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  21. So happy for you!! I had to take it twice,(didn't really study the first time,) it is HARD!!:) Good for you girl!! XOXO!

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  22. OK, quick question, I've been making class books like crazy, but what do you do with them when the year is over???? Just wondering:)

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  23. We really have enjoyed your blog and your ideas. We would be honored to feature you and your blog on teachertime123 as our next "Featured Teacher". It would look similar to this: http://www.teachertime123.com/featured-teacher/
    If you are interested, please email us at teachertime123@gmail.com

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  24. Congratulations!!!! So happy for you!!! I hope to be a first grade teacher soon!!! My interview in on Tuesday! I loved teaching 2nd grade but am ready for a change.WOOHOO!

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  25. First off, way to go girl!!! ESL certified is such a HUGE accomplishment.
    I also want to you to know your Alliteration ideas are fantastic! (pinning asap) I'm going to find a way to fit them in writers workshop during my student teaching. My kiddos will love it.

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  26. WOW!! I'm so PROUD of you! I may need a little help if I ever need to take this test! Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm not sure when my next trip will be, but I'll definately let you know. I would LOVE to meet up again! XOXO Stephanie

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  27. Congrats Cara!

    I love alliteration, here is my post from last year on penguin alliteration: http://ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2011/02/penguin-alliteration.html

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  28. Congratulations on becoming ESL Certified! And, I also love the alliteration activities. I'm going to try them out in the next week or two. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. Such cute ideas!!! Check out our blog for lots of FREEBIES and classroom photos!!! We have some new groundhog and Valentines day activities on there!!!

    www.k1teachingbesties.blogspot.com

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  30. Yay lady! I know you were stressing! I just wonder if I will be taking that soon??! Love the alliteration activities!!

    -Ms. Thomas
    The First Grade Jungle

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    1. Thanks girl!!! My district is requiring all teachers to be ESL certified! I have a feeling it'll be that way in the entire state before long!

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  31. Congratulations on your certification! That's awesome! Oh and I love you alliteration ideas, totally borrowing! Thanks!

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    1. I am not able to comment for some reason. Sorry to Dusty for hitting reply on this comment!

      Cara!!
      Congrats!!! whoop whoop! :)
      AAaaaaaaaaay rrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiba ande le ande le! That was my multilingual congratulatory comment. Now that you are ESL certified I know you can totally handle it.

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  32. Congrats! Totally using your alliteration ideas tomorrow in my classroom!

    Katie
    TwoCanDoIt.Blogspot.com
    ReadingResource.net

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  33. Cute! Thanks, I am going to use this in my classroom! :) I think the kids will love it! :) And I always like to tie in writing whenever I can!

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  34. I love the picture of the little person praying. I stumbled on it in Pinterest. Thank you and God bless!

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  35. I love the picture of the little person praying. I stumbled on it in Pinterest. Thank you and God bless!

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