scalpel / forceps via
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I saw this bloody awesome idea over at Buzzing About Second Grade, Second Grade Shenanigans, Swamp Frog First Graders, and The First Grade Parade! Hand out scalpels (kid scissors), gloves, masks (both optional), tape (stitches), and bandaids for a surgical word procedure. Pair kids up and pass out cards with long spoken word forms on (I am, cannot, should not, do not, he will, we are, etc.), that can magically be transformed into a contraction. Students cut the words apart, stitch them with tape (on the back), and bandage their contractions. The band-aid becomes the apostrophe.