I saw this yesterday morning at IHOP when I was checking out and I thought it was amazing! I just had to take a picture. (What did I ever do without my iPhone?)
TpT Store is on SALE today for 20% off. Head on over and pick up my Word Parts We Know vocabulary program if you are looking for a great way to teach Greek & Latin Word Parts to your students. I've been using this program for three years now and it has brought my kiddos AMAZING success! I hope you'll check it out!
Today I'm also checking in with Erin at I'm Loving Lit for her first ever linky party, Thursday Throwdown --Ways to Make Learning Interactive. You HAVE to check out Erin's blog...so many awesome ideas!!
One of the tricks I use when I teach the parts of the friendly letter (if my 4th graders can't seem to remember them from years past.....Hmmm.....) is to use our body parts. I learned this neat trick when I was student teaching from my cooperative teacher, Cathy Mardon. My kids LOVE IT! Here's how:
Ask the students to stand up and push their chairs in.
Heading: Pat the top of your head.
Greeting: Extend your hand from your mouth outward and down, as if you were carrying your words.
Body: Wiggle your hips and body as you run your hands up and down the side of your torso.
Closing: Pretend to tie your shoelaces.
Signature: Tap the bottom of your shoe. (Where you will find the "signature" of the company who made your shoes.)
Say the parts in succession as you go through the body motions. That's it....So when they pretend not to know the parts of the friendly letter (or leave one out), everyone stands up and goes through the five motions. It's awesome!
Well, I hear my husband walking around in the kitchen downstairs which means it's time to get breakfast started. (He has to work today, poor guy...) Don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter contest to win a $10 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my new Writer's Notebook Divider Pages packs from my TpT Store.
Have a safe and fun 4th!