This week, Squidward is conquering contractions!
We have come across don't, won't and can't in The Magic Treehouse books he reads each day and he has started to use them in his notebook to replace "not" words. Last year he had a brief lesson on them and they had come back up in his language arts curriculum last week.
To help remember what all of the contractions meant, I had him make flashcards to practice and quiz himself. We also played a memory game where all of the cards were turned over and he had to find matches such as "do not" and "don't" I also found this great site full of contraction games that he enjoys to play.
I love that he is using contractions on his own in both his speech and writing!