Monday, January 31, 2011
During our study of contractions, my students performed Word Surgery. First we dressed the part with our masks and gloves. They gathered tools such as scalpel (scissors), stitches (tape), and bandages (Band-Aids). Each team assisted each other during surgery. They cut off the letters they didn't need and bandaged them back together with Band-Aids and tape. I wanted them to always remember how to form a contraction. They had a lot of fun doing it. They were very excited to take home their surgery gear. I even overhead one of my students saying they were going to make their own word cards and try it again at home!