Sunday, March 29, 2015

Is There A Doctor In The Room?

Hi there, Y’all! My kiddos and I did a little contraction surgery a few weeks back and I thought I would share.  I saw contraction surgery activities on Pinterest a lot last year and I knew I would have to try it.  It just looked so fun!  I did a two week unit on contractions so this was a great culminating activity.  I headed to good ole’ Wal-Mart to pick up my supplies:  gloves, masks, and band-aids.


The students were given words to use for the surgery.  They had to cut the letters to make a contraction.  Then they had to add a band-aid for the apostrophe.



My seconds worked in partners for this activity.IMG_3743



You couldn’t hear a pin drop as my kiddos performed surgery on these words.



I used the following resource from Sarah Moellering for this activity.  You can grab it here for free. It was just what I needed.  Thanks, Sarah!


This has to be one of the most engaging activities I have ever done.  I will definitely do this again next year when studying contractions.  It was so fun and a great way to see if students really understand contractions.

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