Monday, July 1, 2013

Tunes Tuesday Update and Giveaway Winners!

Winners! We have some Bloglovin' Giveaway winners!

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But I hoped that everyone else would be happy with this as a small consolation prize. I threw together some more song lyrics from Tunes Tuesday. 

For those that missed it, the idea behind Tunes Tuesday (shared with me by my intern from last year) is to print off a set of song lyrics and have your kids practice boring (but needed!) grammar skills by highlighting examples in the lyrics. We've even had them use multiple colors to differentiate between past and present tense, etc.  A more simple example would be to give the kids the lyrics to "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry and have the kids highlight all of the verbs while you play the video for them. (skip the first 10 seconds of that video btw!) My kids LOVED doing it and looked forward to it weekly. The literally begged us to do it, even to the point of it we missed school on a Tuesday they wanted to do "Tunes Thursday." It only takes a few minutes too!
Download by clicking here!
The songs in this download cover some basic skills, (like finding nouns, verbs, etc.) but you could easily use these songs to teach other skills too. When looking through my file it hit me that my class this year had weird taste, and a lot of the songs are really weird youtube "Minecraft" parodies and stuff so I'm not sure everyone would be interested in them. But the download songs are more mainstream! It's four new songs and the one from last time too. If anyone else makes up some Tunes Tuesdays activities it'd be great to share as a freebie! (Since song lyrics are copyrighted of course!) Maybe we should do a one shot linky and each take a grammar skill and a song or something! Do one, end up with a bunch to use for next year for free?! I could make a googledoc to claim songs/skills...Any interest?

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This ridiculously creepy painting was hanging on the bedroom wall of the beach cabin Killer B and I rented while staying on Tybee Island this past week. Why?! See what you're missing by not following me?!  ;)

I'll be back with a link up tomorrow for Jivey's Workshop Wednesday and a couple more freebies!


  1. That picture made me laugh so hard! I would have had to take it down or cover it up. Wonder why anyone thought that picture was a good idea????

    Shenanigans in 6th Grade Math

  2. I love this idea! Fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. If we have to teach grammar, why not do it in a fun way? :) Great post.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Love this idea! I stumbled upon your blog from someone else's link and I am sooooo glad I did. Looking forward reading more from you. (Sure hope you come home to a dry basement!)
    On the Trail of Learning


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