I'm now student teaching with a 3rd grade class, and I did my first grammar lesson with the kids on abbreviations. I found this anchor chart on Pinterest, as well as a "Go Fish" activity. It was great to be able to use a game they were already familiar with to get them excited about learning something new. (Plus, when one group got bored or skipped a turn by accident, I could easily turn in into a matching game at their table...so the moral is that flexible activities are always good.)
Hi, my name is Alexis Markavage. I'm a student teacher and a Multiple Subject Credential candidate at Dominican University of California. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, but now I'm continuing my education to work in education. I hope to work as an upper elementary school teacher.