Mother's Day project turned simile lesson :)

When we were making our Mother's Day projects (shown below), I noticed that one of the pages included a simile.  Then, it dawned on me that I have yet to teach my kids about similes :)!  So, we used the project to jumpstart a simile mini-lesson!

I made this chart that we used to come up with some similes for our moms!  Notice the sticky notes... my sticky-note stash is GONE!  I have ZERO sticky notes left!  Seriously, how can a teacher survive without stickies?!  I didn't want to write directly on the chart so that I could save it for next year :)


Moms... feel privileged.  You are as cool as Usher.  That's legit :)

Here's a look at some of the completed Mother's Day projects.  I bought this little craftivity (made by Andrea) during the BIG TPT sale.  You can find it {HERE}


This one's simile is a little off, but I love how she made the hair and face!  So creative!

We watched a Brain Pop Jr. video to study similes a little further.  For some reason, Moby is much more affective than I am.  Especially this time of year!

To finish off my English grading for the year, I made a few simile activities that we will be using this week and next!  You can get those for FREE {HERE} or click on the pictures :)






And, that's it for tonight!  11 1/2 days and counting!  YAHOO!


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30 comments:

Miss Kindergarten said...

So cute!! The girl with the ponytail has a future in making craftivities! Lol

Katie said...

Moby has saved the day more than once in my classroom!! HaHa. I love teaching similes to my students; there is always bound to be a laugh or two!!!!
Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

Michelle Hudgeons said...

Thank you for the similes! Will definitley be using!! :)
Michelle

Lori Rosenberg said...

I just love the Mother's Day simile idea. Yours came out beautifully! Thanks, also, for the simile sheet!

Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
Teaching With Love and Laughter

Lovely Nina said...

Love your similie mom's!

Lucia13 said...

It's a perfect teaching idea!
thank you for sharing!!!

Lusine
Enjoy Teaching English

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love it!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Sara S. said...

I'm doing similes for Mother's Day too and I can't wait to see what the kids come up with! And I may use your activities to jumpstart the project - thanks!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Abby said...

These are awesome! I'll be using them this week.

We also made your Contraction Caterpillars this week. My kids loved it!! :)

Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

Steph said...

Thanks for the simile freebies! And you are so right about Moby! My kiddos definitely prefer him over me...

Lori said...

Such a cute Mother's Day craft! Loved the writing to go with it!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Mrs. McKown said...

These came out adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Ms. Simoneaux said...

Ha I laughed when I saw the Moby comment! I agree!! We have turned to Moby for help with that summer time fever my littles have been having lately! Love the post, everything you do is so adorable!

Sandy said...

Love all of your activities!!! Thank you for sharing!!! :-) And you are absolutely right- Moby is WAY more effective this time of year!!!!!

Busy Bees said...

Too cute! Their mothers will love these!
Robynn
BusyBees

Miss Sara said...

adorable!
I am your newest follower!

Miss Elementary

Mrs. Miller said...

Ha! Someone's mom is as pretty as a new born puppy! That is too cute! I love all your ideas! :)

GFBrinn said...

These are great! I have done similies with my kinderkids for Mother Day poems. I love your ice cream ideas with simile! Thanks for sharing!

Lesa Moore said...

This is so great. I hope I have time to use these. Does your district do DRA and CBA testings? They are about to kick my rear!!! So looking forward to May 31. Thanks for all you do.

Mrs. K said...

Thank you for sharing. I am using this for a good-bye to a retiring teacher. The pages will be collected and put into a book for her.

Mrs. Full said...

Thanks for sharing. I do hope it is ok that I too use your simile chart for my classroom - -clever idea!

Cynthia said...

Your drawings on your anchor charts are always so adorable. You really need to go into designing your own clipart also (in all your spare time, right?...hahaha!).

Cynthia
2nd Grade Pad

Steph said...

Hi Amy,

Great post! Thanks for all the fun ideas and links :) Also, I hear ya when it comes to Annie and Moby--sometimes they just say it better than I do! haha

Have a good rest of the school year!

~Steph

The Quirky Apple

Elaine said...

Love your work! Thanks for sharing your ideas. I enjoy keeping up with you on your terrific blog!

Heather's Heart said...

You are so stinkin' creative! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

The Nash Family said...

Thank you for sharing the simile worksheets.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the freebie. Very generous of you!!!

Sharon said...

I love this idea Amy! Thanks for sharing! I love your stuff!

rachel said...

Thank you for sharing your simile worksheets! They're adorable and I can't wait to use them!

Mothers Day said...

Adorable Mothers Day Ideas.. thank you so much! :D