Saturday, January 21, 2012

Don't take it literally! Fun with IDIOMS this week...

One of our 3rd grade standards is learning different types of figurative language, which include idioms. Each week, we have a new "Idiom of the Week", and the kids love them! They find them interesting, and can't wait to learn a new one. Since this past week of school was such a short one (With MLK holiday and planning day), I decided it was high time the kids had a little fun with these idioms! We read It's Raining Cats and Dogs; A Collection of Irresistible Idioms by Will Moss.

The students were then able to pick 2 idioms to illustrate the literal meaning, as well as write what the idiom is really trying to say. Some of the illustrations were hilarious! Such a fun activity! I'm including a few of them below for your enjoyment! Way to go guys! I think we're definitely "on the ball" with idioms! :)


  1. Those are so cute! Have you read My Momma Likes to Say? It explains the idioms and the history of it. There's a Frog in My Throat is a cute one too!

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower! I would love for you to visit me if you get the chance! =)


  2. HI Heather! I am so excited to have TWO followers! ;) I have not read those books, nor have I heard of them. I MUST find them. Thanks so much for the info! Your blog is wonderful! Looking forward to your posts! :)

  3. Love it. Very cute! I teach 3rd grade too. Stop on by my blog.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  4. Hi Suzanne! I am also teaching figurative language these days in 3rd grade!
    I have to find that book looks cute! My kiddos have been loving it! I like your writing- work sheet ..