CLASSROOM – Pink
It’s all about color (especially the color pink) in the Classroom this week. National Pink Day inspires this week’s project about idioms.
We previously discussed idioms last August for National Just Because Day. The page offers several fun ways to learn about idioms. This week, though, we focus on idioms that use color words. Idioms tend to be colorful phrases as it is, but when we add specific colors to a phrase, it changes the meaning. For example, yellow streak and blue streak have completely different meanings. Though the meaning of blue collar and white collar both refer to types of workers, they have different meanings.
We also offer Celebration Challenge #15 which gives you more ways to celebrate in the classroom. Have fun exploring color idioms and learning more about their meanings in this week’s classroom.
HOW TO OBSERVE in the CLASSROOM – Pink
Download and print this week’s projects and give your students the opportunity to explore idioms that use color – and don’t forget to explore pink idioms, too! You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
We offer to options for celebrating in the classroom this week. Download, print and complete the challenge or project or both!
- Celebration Challenge 15 – June 21-25, 2021
- Idioms & Color worksheet
- Idioms & Color key (not all inclusive)
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