Monday, April 23, 2012

Homphones *Freebie* and Something that Rhymes With Mice

Eye would love two share sum homophone goodies with ewe.  Hoping ewe no what eye am talking about hear...

I start off our word study by reading....

Full of homophones!  Read and chart...
Here are a couple of activities we do...

A homophone book
To make the book you take sentence strips and cut them in half.  Take three halves and set them on top of eachother, then fold them in half.  Use a rubberband in the middle to hold the "book" together.

Here's a sample page...

You can grab it here..

Here's another activity...

My little "Good, Bad and Ugly" linky party was an intimate affair...who knew sharing some of the ugly would be so hard!?!  It's okay, I least you know where to come if you want to feel okay about your little imperfections. I'm your girl!!!!

While on the topic of ugly - I've got some little bugs {rhymes with mice} in my classroom.  I CANNOT stop itching.  Seriously, I have had my head checked a million times and I KNOW there's nothing there but I CANNOT convince inside of my head that I don't have those things that rhyme with rice.  My classroom is now pillow-less, cushion-less, and I'm not sure I'm going to bring them back in.  Do you have pillows in your classroom?  Are you afraid of a "rhymes with dice" outbreak?  I'm hopeful that since I never actually said the word that I've spared you of the pseudo-itchies!

Nighty night....don't let the bed bugs bite...or those things that rhyme with thrice.


  1. ewwwww!!! lol...our fire marshalls are STRICT so no pillows for us :(
    p,s,,,the first freebie isn't working :(

  2. Thank you so much for the great activity. I am looking for that darling book! Thanks again!

  3. Love that book and so do my kiddos. I am always worried about the little critters, very common here!! I DO have pillows, they are for sitting, not laying;) I won't tell you the horrors I endured one year with an outbreak every few weeks!!

    Surfin' Through Second

  4. I love these ideas! I just got the book and can't wait to use them in my classroom. As for the little critters, whenever we have the checks I always get itchy afterwards. Ugh! Knock on wood, I haven't had an outbreak. I have vinyl bean bag chairs but no pillows. I do have seat sacks that I made for my chairs and if I had an outbreak would probably take them to a laundry mat as I wouldn't want to bring them home. : /

    The Teacher's Backpack

  5. Love the freebies, thanks for sharing. I have a case of those little fellows in my classroom right now!! Hair goes up everyday and is filled with hairspray, gel and anything else I can think of.:) I get a head check daily!!

  6. I love this book idea! Thanks.

    First in Maine

  7. Oooh this is perfect for our end of the year ELA review! Thanks!


  8. That's the best book for homophones. Love the activities. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the idea for a rubberband around sentence strips to make a book!

    And yes {word that rhymes with price} makes me quiver and scratch. I used to have a couch in my classroom reading corner- but I got rid of it when {vice} made an appearance. Eek!

    Let's Teach Something

  10. CUTE activities!!!!! LOVE THEM!
    I have stuffed animals. No pillows. But I do get worried about the animals.
    I am also weird about our headphones. We lysol them all the time.
    I am beginning to itch a little bit . . .
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  11. Love your idea and thanks for the freebie!

    I'm student teacher currently on my practicum! Your blog has so many inspiring ideas. I am your newest follower; I would love it if you could follow me back!

    Satya d'Amours

  12. I'm so excited to check out that book for teaching homophones. I need to revisit them before our BIG test :) Thanks for the ideas!

    Come check out my blog too! :)
    Tangled with Teaching

  13. Last year? My beanbags were plastic so they could be wiped down and Lysol'ed. I had no pillows. Stuffed animals were not brought in, ever. I'm at a new school now and I have slowly added some of those things to my classroom as I've realized that those little 'things that rhyme with mice' aren't near as prevalent here. I haven't had anyone in my class that's had them this year (that I've known, of course). Last year I had a couple who had chronic cases they just could NOT get rid of in their families. One boy had them AND fleas- no joke. So sad.

    I totally get the 'itching' that just won't stop! Hope it goes away soon :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. I had fleas in my classroom last year...I must say, that's a first. Honestly, I didn't even know a person could "get" fleas. I know they bite, but I didn't know they could decide to set up shop on our bodies. Ewwwww.....

  14. That book is totally on my Amazon wishlist for me to get this summer!! Great minds think alike!! I love your activity! I hope you are having a great week!!

  15. I know exactly what you mean about the itching! My hairdresser told me that as long as you keep some kind of product in your hair, lice won't want to move onto your head. I don't know if it is true or not, but I put some kind of gunk in my hair each day.

    Thank you for the freebies! I love your little book with the rubber neat!

    First Grade Magic

    1. I forgot to mention that my head has been itching the entire time I've beed reading/typing!

  16. Just found your blog. I am a new follower. I have been teaching kg for 13 years. This is my fie=rst year teaching second grade. Thanks for this post. Cool way to teach homophones.Please visit my blog when you have some extra time.


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