Happy holidays you all! I am so glad to be spending my time with my wonderful boyfriend and 3 dogs today. I'm making a brisket and it's smelling mighty delicious right now.
Since I've been on break, I've had some free time to work on resources, and this one is a super-fun lesson called Create a Contraction!
Here's how it works. Print out the large letter cards and explain to students that a contraction is two words joined together to make a smaller word. Use student helpers to hold up the letter cards to make two words (ex. does not).
Now, here's where it gets fun.
Step One: Students on the carpet squeeze the two words together.
Step Two: I teach my students the phrase "Out pops the 'O', in comes the apostrophe!" We say it together as our 'O' pops out.
Step Three: Our apostrophe jumps in. Now we have a contraction! We repeat steps 1-3 using other words for more practice.
Step Four: After we have practiced a few different contractions, I provide students with the independent practice sheet. Students cut out the letter cards and create the two words on the sheet. Then they follow steps 1-3 to create the contraction for the two words.
To download, please click on the image below. Your feedback is ALWAYS appreciated! Thank you for your support and have a RELAXING vacation :)