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Lesson Plan #: AELP-GRM0200
Submitted by: April Caricofe
Email: acaricof@shentel.net
School/University/Affiliation: Senseny Road Elementary School, Winchester,VA Date: July 8, 2000

Grade Level: 2, 3, 4


  • Language Arts/Grammar

Duration: 30 minutes Description: This bulletin board activity showcases students’ knowledge of adjectives, using an umbrella/raindrops theme.

Goals: Students will increase their knowledge and use of adjectives.

Objectives: Students will write 6 adjectives on their raindrops.


  • large umbrella cut-outs from wallpaper
  • blue raindrops from construction paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • digital camera
  • markers
  • yarn

Procedure: This activity is usually done after I have spent 3 days teaching adjectives. Using our school’s digital camera, I take a picture of each student. Each picture is then placed on a cut-out of an umbrella (fairly large). Umbrellas are cut out of wallpaper sample books to make them colorful! Using yarn, students attach 6 raindrops (made from blue construction paper) to the bottom of their umbrella. They hang 3 raindrops on each side of the umbrella’s handle. On each raindrop, the students write an adjective that describes themselves. When completed, I hang all umbrellas in the hall with the phrase, A Shower of Adjectives. This adjective activity keeps all students’ attention as they try to come up with adjectives for themselves that are unique from everyone else’s. If a student is stuck on an adjective, he/she can ask a friend to describe him/her. Assessment: Creation of raindrops with appropriate adjectives.