So..............yesterday, I did yet another lesson on contractions. We're clicking right along and I'm pleased. It was a continuation of several lessons, nothing new, just presented in a different way. We all do this, right?
I then get to the contraction "won't" - and, keep in mind, we've done this one many MANY times - it's a tough one. Particularly for all my ESL kids, who struggle with the language. But, still, we've DONE this before, in at least 5 separate lessons. We should know this, right?
I say to my dear children, "Now, remember, this contraction breaks the rules. Who remembers what "won't" means?" DEAD SILENCE reigns through the room (actually, one of the only times that day that they were quiet, come to think of it.). Finally, one of my little guys raises his hand and tentatively says, "Wo .... and .... n't." Sigh...................................................
Today was a new day though, and we got it! So I guess, the sixth or seventh time was the charm.
I'm attaching a Christmas writing paper that I think might be fun to practice capitals and periods. Put a capital next to the present. Don't forget your period next to the gingerbread man! I hope, as always, that you'll find this useful. If you have other ideas for this, write a comment and let us all know of your good idea!