Who knew you could make inflectional endings fun?!?!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
School should be fun { period } or exclamation point really!!!  When I was kid - a while ago school was really fun.  There were no 'curriculum cops' stalking , writing down every stinkin' thing the teacher said...there were no standards...I know...oh the horror!  We had these crazy popcorn parties often let me tell you and give me a HOLLA if you remember this friends from the 70's but we would have an awful named drink called 'suicide drink'.  It had a bit of Dr. Pepper, a bit of Sprite, some Cola, maybe a dash of orange soda.  WHAT?!?!?!  WERE?!?!?  WE?!?!?!  THINKING?!?!?
but it's true we had these kinda parties when we should have been having effective instructional minutes going on right people?!?!?
Obviously I'm poking fun at how education has changed over the years...I'm excited to implement the common core next year don't get me wrong.  Parties like those would contribute to obesity, etc. I get it...but sometimes I feel guilty or like I'm going to get 'caught' if we are having fun and it's obvious in my fishbowl classroom made up of all windows to the entire universe around me.  For real - you should take a field trip to my classroom.  It's almost all windows.  Anywho -- I digress.
So I try in little ways like the rest of us to make school fun without having a full on classroom rager.  Elf on the Shelf, Leprechaun on the Ledge, little reward incentives, fun educational type games, etc.  Well some things aren't quite as fun to teach as others...for instance inflectional endings.  But.......if you use a theme to teach it ---well sometimes that can help a bit.  Thanks to the requests a 2nd pack was born...
My kids loved my 2 packs on these lessons...here are some pics.
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Click {Pack 2} to take you there.

This is the best I've got for sprucing up the lesson a bit..LOL  One year actually - my first year teaching when my hubby   and I were engaged.  He jumped over the fence when we  were out playing kickball with a cape and a zero on his shirt...he was  zero the hero on like the 50th day of school.  The things we do for our sweet littles. :o)  It just makes me smile. 


  1. Suicide drink?! Umm, err I don't remember this Vicky! It does sound like perhaps you all were risking your life by drinking that! :o)

    I love that your husband dressed up as Zero the Hero for your students! That's true love!

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  2. We called them "suicide drinks" too! And anytime we go somewhere where my Littles get their own- one will ask "You gettin' a suicide?" hahahahaha
    too funny!
    Going Nutty!

  3. Hi Vicky! I've just stumbled across your blog and it's adorable! Your kids and your room are so cute! I teach year six in New Zealand (equivalent to fifth grade) so I don't have quite the same level of cuteness in my room!

    I too agree about "fun" sometimes I catch myself about to stop something and realise that I should run with it because it's exactly the kind of thing they'll remember when they're older!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem