Tuesday, November 20, 2012


The opposite of hungry is full, which we will all be in a few days.  
The opposite of sad is happy, which I hope you will all be on Thursday.  
The opposite of stressed is relaxed, which is how you need to be.
The opposite of conflict is peace, which I wish all of you!  
The opposite of work is play...which I intend to do!  
See you Friday with some happy holiday ideas!

-Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

Antonym Actions - Let children act out words that are opposite.  For example, if the teacher says “happy” the children make a “sad” face.  If the teacher says “front” the children turn around and show their back.

Opposite Book - Take pictures of children making opposite motions and put them together to make a class book.
Opposite Song
(Tune: “Shortnin’ Bread” – Totally Reading CD)
You can do opposites, opposites, opposites.
You say the opposite word after me.
Hot            (Cold)            Big  (Little)
Near            (Far)            Fast  (Slow)
North (South)                 Loud  (Soft)
On  (Off)                         Tall  (Short)
Boy            (Girl)              Black  (White)
Laugh  (Cry)                  Good  (Bad)
Sweet      (Sour)             Wet  (Dry)
Full  (Empty)                   Beginning- and “The End.”

Backwards Day – Children will get a kick out of planning a “backwards day.”  Remind them to wear clothing inside out and work through your daily schedule from the bottom up.  Start with a good-bye song and end your day with the Pledge of Allegiance and a greeting.  At lunch eat your dessert first.  What else can the children suggest?

Flip Book – Fold a sheet of paper into eighths.  Open.  Cut down half way on each creased line as shown.  Children draw a picture on the front and the opposite underneath.