Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Made It: Contraction Shakers!

Happy Monday! Today marks the first day of my sailing lessons!!! I hope I don't regret this adventure... I'll let you all know tomorrow. :)

Time for Monday Made It, yeah!
Here is what I made this week: contraction shakers!!!!!!!!
This idea has been cooking in my brain for a while, and I had the empty bottle collection to prove it. :) A while back, Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade posted about her synonym shakers, and I was totally in love with them! I knew my class would for sure love them, too.

Our reading series puts a TON of emphasis on contractions, and for some reason my class was really into them this past year, so I decided to make contraction shakers!

And you can make them, too!! I put my word lists and labels into a little document-o for ya.

When I looked up the Common Core standard for this activity, I noticed that it did not exist in the first grade set. So, question for you today: in which grade does your school teach contractions?

I teach one set of contractions in first grade in the fall and then the other set in the spring.

How about you?


  1. I made these last year, too, and love them! Looks good :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. My kiddos love my shakers. I have vocabulators and homophones shakers and one more....I forget what it!!! Yours turned out great:) Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I introduced contractions in my 2nd grade classroom. Some of my students had learned them in 1st grade, but it was my higher level kiddos. This is a great idea. I might need to make some of these :) I love that you included worksheets. Thanks for sharing this.

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  4. Love the shakers! I think contractions get introduced in first, but are really taught in 2nd/3rd here.
    The Sweet Life of Third Grade - We're having a SWEET giveaway

  5. I haven't been brave enough to make the shakers but I think you have inspired me to finally do it.

    Little Treasures

  6. I've used shakers for I Spy, but no working with words. L-o-o-o-v-e this idea!


  7. I like the shakers, thanks for the word lists. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi Jill
    I'm not sure how to use the shakers, but I'm about to go look it up because they are so cute! I'm a new follower, by the way. I remember being a first year teacher back in the day. I was so bad. You are LIGHT YEARS ahead of where I was! You go, sister! Come visit me sometime.
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  9. The kids will love these! I have seen these before and yours are very cute.

    Fun is Found in Fourth

  10. I have awarded you the LOVELY BLOG AWARD!! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! :)

  11. Love this activity! :)

    Also, I just nominated you for The Versitile Blogger award!

    Live, Laugh, Love, Teach


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