Brrr...It's getting cold, and Grandma is getting prepared for her cat, Furball's super short hibernation adventure!
Grandma and Furball is a grammar unit filled with 36 pages of adventures that Grandma & Furball embark upon.
Each page has 10 questions filled with grammatical errors
"Grandma wrote without her glasses on",
so it's up to the students in the class to EDIT all Grandma's adventures (with their own reading glasses, to prevent further mistakes)!
Every page ends with writing a prediction sentence about what adventure Grandma and Furball are going on next.
Remember, we can never do enough writing in Common Core!
Today we dressed up as Grandma, (well, we wear our own grandma reading glasses each and every Friday), but today we brought our grandma scarves since the weather is getting chilly.
Freebie Friday is today, so included here is a sample page of one of Grandma & Furball's many adventures!
Click on the freebie below to experience Grandma!
So why is Grandma's Grammar so important in the classroom, besides the obvious reasons of mastering:
Because research proves that with enough time invested, TRANSFER of the knowledge begins to take place. We want it to transfer in the one area the kids can't get enough of:
Weekly practice is not enough. It doesn't cut it, folks.
Grandma's Grammar is once a week, per 36 lessons.
So what do I do about the daily practice for the rest of the days, you ask?
Smart Cookies, M-Th, ALL LANGUAGE/GRAMMAR SKILLS,
tried and true, refined & tested, the most successful tool I've used in the classroom for this area:
Here's a little snipit of the love of my life:
These precious pieces here, are definitely something you don't want to teach without.
Of course, I wouldn't be called, Little Miss Organized if I didn't show you how I stored my priceless few:
And in case you were wondering, Max didn't bite anybody today,
and my pencils with duct tape are still surviving in their home:
Go enjoy Grandma & Furball, & Link Up with Freebie Friday!!
Happy Friday, my friends!