Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring into March: Rainbows & Leprechauns

The sun is slowly making more appearances, reminding my students and I that spring is just around the corner. I love driving home and seeing a rainbow or two after a rain shower. With a little help from Pinterest, and looking up to the sky for inspiration, my students made some rainbows of their own! 

My second graders have been taking a closer look at prefixes. We have been learning the meanings behind common prefixes and attaching them to root words in order to create a new word. 

After introducing common prefixes and their meanings, I gave each table group a bag full of root word cards and prefix cards. Students read the root words and matched them to a prefix to create a new word. 

Class discussions helped decide if the new word made sense, and if it truly was a word. 

Since my students work in groups of four, each student took one of the four prefix cards and used the prefix to make a rainbow of prefixes. Students used the words they just created, or used examples of their own. 

As requested by Heather (thank you!) click {HERE} to download the free printables to this prefix craft. I included a cloud printable, definition of  prefix, prefix cards, and root word cards. Enjoy! 

I can't wait to hang these up and add some color in the classroom! 

With March only a day away, I wanted a way for my students to practice ELA standards, especially language standards, with a St. Patrick's Day theme. I was excited to create my new St. Patrick's Day ELA printables. All you need to do is print them, and they're ready to go! No prep! 

Check out this pack, and others on TPT {HERE}... My entire store is 28% off! 

What special activities do you have your students do in March?


  1. Love the rainbow idea!!! Do you have a template? Thanks!

    1. Hi Heather,

      Thank you! I don't have a template. I just drew the cloud by hand and printed it on construction paper. I know that PowerPoint has a cloud shape. I will put something together and post it as a Google doc for you soon :)

      Thank you for stopping by,

    2. Thank you sooooooo much!!!!


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