To begin the PD, the facilitator had us choose a person in our group and make up a silly rhyme using the person's name. While we were working on it, she (the facilitator) asked me if I thought my students could do this activity. I hadn't given it much thought prior to that, but decided that it was most definitely worth a shot!
Students worked in 4 heterogeneous groups to create a silly rhyme using a type of transportation. The used the lists of transportation students had sorted earlier in the week to choose a type of transportation. Once the silly rhyme was recorded by one person in the group, each student illustrated the rhyme. I mounted them to a bright piece of construction paper and they are hung in our room.
|"I bet the jet has a pet that is wet."|
|"A train is on the main track by the lane."|
|"I see a pet in a jet with a net."|