Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Doctor is in!

Hello Everyone!
So much fun today with all my little doctors!  A couple of years ago I saw an idea from another teacher friend (Buzzing About 2nd Grade- January 31, 2011) about how she taught contractions. She had the kids do surgery on the words.  Well, we took that same idea and ran with it!  (I posted about this same activity last year and I knew the kids would love it! )   We took words that wanted to be used to make contractions.  They became our patients.  Doctors put on coats, gloves, masks and began surgery . After cutting off the letters not needed and using a bandage for the apostrophe, surgery was complete and patients were sent to the recovery station.  Such a memorable way for kids to "get it!"


Thank you, Buzzing About 2nd for the
amazingly creative idea!!
Have fun with your little doctors!!


  1. I gave you a shout out on my blog as one of the blogs I love! Check it out here:
    Teachin' First

  2. This is so incredibly cute!! This will stick with your kiddies for life =)

    Adoring Lilly

  3. Looks like they had fun and in the process lots of learning! Thanks!

  4. That is so cleaver! What a great fun way to learn.

  5. Thank you Nancy! I'm read for trying this in my classroom. Picked up a few (20 masks) from my Dr.'s office. they are going to love it.


  6. Love this idea. Pinned it to my board. By the way, what did you use as lab coats?


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