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Paint chips to teach contractions.  Love This!!

Paint chip contractions- what a great idea! I'm always looking for fun things to do with free paint chips, and the automatic color-coding must dramatically aid in memorization.

Contraction paint strips

Colorful paint strips for fun contraction practice

Paint Chip Phonics!  This is a very clever way to show the relationships between sounds, and relationships between words. It is fun, visual, interactive, and automatically color coded! I love paint chips and am always looking for new uses for them! Paint chips are free!  -Katherine Hamel

Use paint chips, those free paint color samples you get from Home Depot/Lowes. To make your own free paint chip phonics game, grab paint chips with 3 colors with a square cut out on the right side. Next grab a bunch with the long sample of colors.

Word work

Preschool (First Grade) At Home: Paint Chip Word Family Game - FREE! Great site for lots of kid activities. fun-for-the-kids

Sight words and paint chips---Just cut a square "hole" for each of the beginning letters in each strip.

Word Families -Sight words and paint chips---Just cut a square "hole" for each of the beginning letters in each strip.

tutorial for making a foldable to learn contractions or compound words

Here is a simple foldable, that students can make, to demonstrate contractions.

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Teacher Bits and Bobs: Math freebie, contraction flip book, and the day!

I recently saw this great idea on PINTEREST.....I knew I wanted to make my own.  This is such a fun, cheap and easy center to make for word ...

Magic spoon cvc practice of real and nonsense words--great for initial sound practice! Also use initial letter sheet and word family spoon.

Always a good idea to use this "formula" for retelling fiction text

A Teacher's Treasure: FoldiFun Factory-Story Summary Foldable.

Paint Chip Reading Tools

10 Paint Chip Sample Activities for Kids. The girls are always begging for paint samples when we visit The Home Depot.now I'll know what to do with them once they're at our house!

Worksheets: Contraction Matching Game

Contraction Matching Game

Second Grade Memory Games Grammar Punctuation Worksheets: Contraction Memory Matching Game FREE

Here are some friendly little reminder posters to hang for your students to recognize the various rules. I have five mini-posters total:  1. For most words, just add 's' 2. If it ends in ch, sh, s, ss, x, or z, add 'es' 3. Change the 'y' to 'ies' 4.

plural rules posters - teaching it this week!

Teach kids about contractions with my new set of phonics readers! (This post contains affiliate links.) Are you teaching your students how to read and write contractions? Contractions aren’t exactly a high interest topic, but these funny books will liven them up! These five printable books are set 18 in my collection of free phonics …

Are you teaching your students about contractions? They'll love these funny books that you can print for free!

These free printable books are perfect to read alongside your contractions activities!

Story Bags- Put random stuff in each bag and have them make up and write a story based on what is in the bag. Great for fictional writing.

Creative Writing Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them!

Fun grammar game introducing contractions! Play a game or two of this Superhero themed Contractions Memory Game!

Make Grammar Fun: Play Contractions Memory

Printed for OS Classroom Fun grammar game introducing contractions! Play a game or two of this Superhero themed Contractions Memory Game!

Its My Party pict

FREE Contraction Printables

FREE Contraction Printables - This Reading Mama