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  • Caitlin Diel

    paint samples for teaching contractions: clever idea, and those paint strips are free! i always love looking at the colors, now i can look at them AND help kids learn with them!

  • Erin Myers

    paint chips to teach contractions Who knew you could do so much with paint strips.

  • Tiffany Alexander

    Language Arts Paint Chip Contractions   Here’s a colorful way for students to practice forming contractions! Make a chart containing words that make up contractions and place it at a center. Also provide a variety of four-color paint chips, paper, and pens. A child selects a paint chip and writes in the first two boxes two words from the chart that, when combined, form a contraction as shown. Next, he writes the new ending (including the apostrophe) in the fourth box. He accordion-folds the last two squares so that the ending replaces the second word to form the contraction. He repeats the process twice and then uses each contraction in a sentence.

  • Gwen Jung

    paint chips contractions - amazing !...I have spent enough at Lowe's/Home Depot to take some free paint swatches I would say...

  • Cassie Smith

    paint cards to teach contractions - Love it...Will be doing this! Cute and cheap!

  • Celia *💄* Stevens

    great way to teach contractions - with paint color strips!

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