November 10, 2013

Turkey Tongue Twisters

Holy blog hiatus!
I'm about to be totally honest so if you are not up for hearing it, skip to the next paragraph.
Since my last post 3 weeks ago, I haven't really been feeling the whole blogging "thing". You know, when you get in a slump and just can't dig your way out. That was me! I'm not going to blame it on being busy, or Halloween, but just plain 'ol "I don't wanna!".  I haven't written a post, read a blog, or dare even create anything...GASP!
Thankfully my "don't wanna" has turned itself back around just in time for the holiday season!
This past week we discussed alliterations. Who knew those tongue twister poems such as "Peter Piper" and "Sally sells seashells..." had such a cool name!?
After reading these 2 amazing books below so that our ears could make some alliteration identifications, we used our names to come up with our very own alliterations!

Talk about a ball y'all...they had so much fun coming up with something and helping their friends conquer theirs!
"Davis dives in the deep dark water."
On Friday's we normally complete a craft of some sort based upon what we learned. So we tied turkeys together with the concept of alliterations.
First, we brainstormed a list of "T" words and wrote them on our turkey words chart. 
Then, we picked a few "T" words and wrote an alliteration sentence.
Here's my teacher example: 
I must say they turned out pretty darn cute! 
"Teddy the turkey threw the tiger at the teacher."
 So cute that they may have just made an appearance out in our hallway for the remainder of the month!