homographs activities and games

I LOVE seeing my students having fun while learning or practicing a new skill.  If I could turn everything into a game, I would!  I started creating these games a few years ago when I taught second grade, but then the next year, I moved to kindergarten and stopped.  Currently, there are only five games in my shop, homographs, pronouns, adjectives, synonyms, and antonyms.  Super random, I know!  ;)  I will be working on creating more for the rest of the skills.  I have updated all of the current ones in my shop.  I have added games and updated all of the activities.  These are designed to be no prep, just print and go.  You may want to laminate them for durability and future use, but some of the activities are just no prep printables.  The other goal of these was to fill a week long unit on the skill with daily practice and then to turn the games into learning center activities for the next week for continued practice of the skill.

homographs activities and games

Let's take a look at what activities are included for homographs!  Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.  They are super tricky words for our little ones!  I have included a mini poster and anchor charts that you can print as posters for student reference.  One has the most common homographs and the other is for creating an anchor chart with visuals with your students.  You could draw pictures to match the different homographs.  I show you in the resource how to print as a poster in Adobe on your regular printer.

homographs activities and games

The flapbooks below are great for practicing the different meanings of the homographs.  You can differentiate on this one by having them draw illustrations of the two homographs under each flap or use them in two different sentences under each flap.

homographs activities and games

My students are obsessed with reading the room and so am I!  It gets them up and moving and requires some critical thinking.  They are on the hunt for words that are homographs.  They record the homograph and sketch out pictures to match.  The anchor chart will be a big help on this, so that they have some support on what to look for.

homographs activities and games

For Spin a Homograph, students spin the spinner and record the homograph they landed on.  I want my students to get lots of practice writing complete sentences, so they have to use both meanings in two different sentences.  This is a great assessment, too!

homographs activities and games

If you want to differentiate, students can use the one below to only write one sentence per spin.
homographs activities and games

Another obsession that my students have is with board games.  I can put anything in the form of a board game, and they are engaged!  

homographs activities and games

The puzzles below are really the only thing that needs prepped.  I printed these on cardstock and laminated them.  You will just have to cut these out.  They have to match the two meanings to the homograph.  There are two sets included.

homographs activities and games

homographs activities and games

You can click HERE or on any of the photos to check out the Homographs Grammar Games and No Prep Printables.  You are also more than welcome to add these to your distance learning packs, Google Slides, or Seesaw for your students.  Click any of the games below to check those out, as well!

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distance learning teacher sign

I posted this photo on my Instagram feed last night and several asked for it, so I have uploaded an editable version for you guys!  This is a great way for your students to see your face and to let them know that you miss them so much during this time of distance learning.  I uploaded it to my Class Dojo Class Story and sent it in a message and asked parents to share it with their child.

distance learning teacher sign

I have included two signs in the free download.  One is editable and the other says, "Your teacher misses you so much!"  The skinny font used is AG Taco Tuesday.  Please tag me (@thelemonadestandteacher) in your Instagram posts!  I would love to see them!

Click the sign to grab a FREE copy!

distance learning teacher sign

distance learning teacher sign




modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

I realized with all of this extra time at home during the quarantine that I had never shared a classroom tour with you all this year!  Oops!  This has been my favorite classroom design and layout yet.  I kept it modern and simple.  I cannot tell you how much I miss it!  Just looking at these photos makes me so sad, but I have to remember that there is so much to be thankful for.  :)

The walls were actually all lime green, and my parents helped my paint them a light grey.  That was a job!  I got rid of lots of things that I just don't use and it freed up so much space.  Having too much clutter or too many decorations can often times provide students with too much visual stimulation that can interfere with their ability to focus.  My goal with our classroom was to also provide small, intentional learning spaces around the classroom that students could easily access each day, including flexible seating options.  I will take you around my classroom so that you can see everything I included!

I have linked as much as I could for you all!  If there is something I left off, feel free to DM me!

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modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

This is the view from my door.  Just so you know, these were taken at the beginning of the year, so there is no student work anywhere.  We also have anchor charts at the front related to our current learning.  But once that anchor chart is no longer needed, I take it down to free up more space.  All of the printable decor came from my Modern Farmhouse Classroom Decor Resource.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

When you walk in, I have this white Ikea shelf that holds student binders and my substitute teacher tub.  The gold baskets are for sight word books and any notes that they need to give to me.  I didn't take a photo apparently of our student mailboxes.  It's on the opposite side of the door and is just a white shoe organizer shelf.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

To the opposite side of the door is our classroom library.  Student book bins are stored on the white Ikea shelf.  The books are organized by topic/theme.  Editable library labels are included in the decor bundle.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour


modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

This may be the last year of the reading tent.  It has been a good one for the last four years, but it's on its last leg, literally.  ;)  I keep reading buddies in the wire laundry basket, along with extra pillows.  The rug is from Ikea.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

The We Are Family bulletin board is where I hang pictures of students' families.  This is a great activity for building community at the beginning of the year when students bring them in and share.  All of the teacher supplies and books that I use frequently are stored on this shelf by my desk.  The drawers beside it contain all of my materials used for each month.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

My teacher desk sits in the corner.  The snake plant there is a great starter plant if you are looking to add some to your classroom.  It's great for purifying the air!

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

On the calendar bulletin board, I printed students' names on cardstock and hung them on the ribbons according to their birthday month.  All of the shiplap paper you see here is from Amazon.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

These are the most popular flexible seating items in my classroom!  These pillows look like actual tree stumps.  I grabbed these on Amazon.  This little Ikea table is where we keep our iPad.  Students can sit around the table together to listen to a story or play a game.  I use this splitter for multiple students to plug in their headphones.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

This is the board at the front of my room where I hang anchor charts that are in use.  This was a green chalkboard that we painted with black chalkboard paint.  I know someone is going to ask, so just letting you know that the Reading Stamina Tracking Chart can be found HERE.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

These storage shelves from Ikea have been the best investment.  I keep our most frequently used math manipulatives and our guided math center tubs here.  I have a manipulatives manager who passes them out when needed.  They are also there for easy access whenever my students need them during centers or learning activities.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

This is our carpet/meeting area.  The shag carpet can be found HERE.  This was the best price I could find for one this size (7x10).  

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

My easel is the one from Ikea.  I love how light it is, so that I can move it as needed.  It has a whiteboard on the back.  The Classroom Promise poster can be found HERE along with all of my Back to School Anchor Charts.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

These book ends are the cutest!  I found them at Hobby Lobby and use them to hold our current read alouds.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

Past the carpet area is the word work center.  I hang weekly words in the pocket chart and our Interactive Phonics Anchor Charts on the bulletin board.  Next to it is the Calm Corner.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

Behind my teacher table is this shelf in which I hold all of my small group materials.  The bins are from Target and Dollar Tree.  The magazine bins on top are from Big Lots and hold all of my materials for the week needed for whole group instruction.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

Underneath the windows is this beautiful air unit.  ;)  I keep these monthly bins for all of my picture books.  These bins were found at Hobby Lobby.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

I posted our daily schedule here, but now it holds our Early Finishers Choice Board.  Once they got the hang of our schedule down, I changed it out.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

This is my one and only storage cabinet.  I keep room transformation materials in here, along with extra read alouds and professional books.

The succulents were made from green cardstock using this tutorial.  They were a little time consuming but well worth it.  The ones in the tutorial were smaller, so I just eyeballed the design and made them larger.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

I went to tables this year, rather than student desks.  I lowered the two at the front at kept the two others regular table height.  Underneath the two lower tables are black shag rugs.  These are favorites!  The other two tables have chairs and stools.  I rotate the groups at the tables each week, so that everyone has a different type of seat each week.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour


modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

The baskets above my sink area hold all of our student supplies.  These floating shelves are from Ikea.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

Along the back wall of my classroom is my writing center.  These are just two small Ikea tables put together.  Students mostly just grab what they need and go somewhere in the room to write with their writing desk folders.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

We have four student computers at the back of the room.  I put fabric around all of my tables for extra storage space.  Above the tables are clips where I hang student work, and above that is the word wall.

That wraps up the tour!  Again, all of the printable decor is from my Modern Farmhouse Classroom Decor Bundle.  As I am sure you can see, I love shopping Ikea for furniture!  It's durable, easy to clean, and very affordable.  I just wish we had one closer to Nashville!

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.  So far, our state has not closed schools for the rest of the year as of now.  I am really hoping I can come back to this classroom one more time with my students, but I am afraid that might not happen.  I have learned not to take what we do for granted and to cherish every moment spent within the four walls of my classroom.  I hope this room brought joy to my students in the short time we got to spend here.  I know it did for me.

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour

modern farmhouse classroom decor tour