Monday, November 10, 2014

Quick, Easy Prep Synonym and Antonym Activity

It was a great day in first grade! So great, in fact, that I decided I might dust off this ol' blog and write about some of the fun we've been having!

This week is our "off" week from the Journeys reading series. Every 5 weeks we have a unit test, so we take the week to review skills from the unit. I love this week because I have a lot more flexibility with what we do during our reading time! 

Today I needed a quick activity to review synonyms and antonyms. I wanted an activity to get the kids up and working on something other than a worksheet.

I had everyone choose a word from a brown paper bag. Then, they got up around the room and found the antonym for their word. 

I LOVE how engaged they are when we do things like this, even something as simple as this, and they get so into it. 

The antonym pairs then became partners and they were given a piece of copy paper and a slip of paper with a synonym pair. Told ya' this was easy prep!

The partners folded the paper in half and each kiddo took a word. They wrote the word at the top and then illustrated it. It was a fun review! I hung these up in the room, but I forgot to take a picture of them all together. Really, I'm pretty impressed with myself for even taking a picture at all, so we'll go with this for now! 

If you'd like to try this with your class I'll make it even easier for you, click here and you can download my word pairs! 

Before I go I have one more thing to share. Have you downloaded this FREE game from Teacher Tam? It's a Gobble card game and my kids are loving it! 

Happy teaching, friends! 

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