Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Contraction Surgery!

Is there a doctor in the house??? A "Contraction Doctor" that is!!! It's time for a little "word surgery"... just have your lil surgeons grab their scapels {scissors} & trim away those extra letters to make a new shortcut word-don't forget to bandage it back together with a Bandaid-apostrophe! It's "Contraction Surgery"! It's super-fun to  have your kiddos wear latex gloves and doctor masks also. {Maybe ask your local hospital or health department if they would donate some to your classroom.}You can also make your own from a small piece of material & thin elastic headband.

A super-big thank you to Jessica for inspiring this lil center activity pack! If you would like to check out all of the activities in this lil pack-just click HERE! You can also visit my lil shops at Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook. Also, here is a lil freebie chart if you would like!
Just click the pic for your FREEBIE!
And WooHoo! tomorrow is Thursday! {I know Friday would be better! lol} Oh well, this week has gone pretty snow storms, fire drills or full moons! far!!!


  1. Thank you!
    He looks so serious- don't you just love it when they get into it so much!?!?!!Staci

    Going Nutty!

  2. I just found your website on Pinterest and I am in love! I have downloaded several freebies already. I can't wait to explore! :0)

  3. I love this!

    I added you to my blog roll! I would love for you to come see. I have TONS and TONS of *freebies* you can grab too!

    I love your blog and thank you for being such an inspiration! =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. I love the contraction surgery!! So creative and students will love it. Can't wait to teach it. So glad I found your blog. I am your newest follower.

    Apples and Papers

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  7. Just found you through Pinterest. Cute cute cute! I'm your newest follower! (3rd time's a charm... sorry about all the deletes!)
    Dragonflies in First

  8. Thanks so much everyone! And a big thanks to Jessica for contacting me to put this lil activity together!
    Christie :)

  9. Love this printable. I do this in my classroom and posted pic but never had a printable to go with it.

  10. This looks like a great way to teach contractions. Love the idea of contraction word surgery.

    Kaylee's Education Studio

  11. Hey Christie! Thanks so much for a wonderful product. We used it this week with my firsties and it was a hit. I blogged about it and gave you a shout out here -

    Again, thank you for your creativity :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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