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May 19, 2013

Memorial Day FREEBIE

Many of you know that my sixers love mystery pictures! Like, CRAZY love them! They think it's the best way to practice parts of speech and other drill type Language Arts skills. I've been working on some summer related mystery pictures that I'm sending home over the summer with both my fifth and sixth graders, and thought I should take time out to make at least one picture for Memorial Day. It's nothing fancy, just some patriotic bunting, practicing nouns, verbs, and adjectives. If you are interested you can download it HERE or by clicking on the graphic.

If you like this design, you might like another that I recently created. It features a soldier in battle fatigue and also has students practicing parts of speech: singular and plural nouns and present, past, and future tense verbs. It is available for purchase in both my TpT Store and Teacher's Notebook Shop.

Happy Memorial Day,
Happy Teaching,
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  1. This looks great - thanks Angela! I am on the hunt for memorial day activities and this will be perfect. My kiddos can always use extra parts of speech practice. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You're VERY welcome, Jessica! I'm glad you can find some use for this activity. I've gotten so many wonderful things from you!!!!!

      Have a great week,

  2. Although we don't celebrate Memorial Day up here in Canada, I think the idea is fantastic! I think it would neat to make something like this for our Canada Day celebrations on July 1st. Any tips on how to do it? Do you start by making the picture into a grid and then adding the clues?

    1. What a great idea!

      To start a mystery picture, I make a 10 by 10 table in Microsoft Word (sometimes I add or subtract a row or column depending on my need). From there I color in the design that I want. Next I fill in the words according to my key. At first it took me quite a while to make one, but now that I've got the hang of it, it's a total of about an hour tops.

      Have a great day!


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