That doesn't have to be true! Here is one way we made learning about grammar fun.
One of the things we learn in third grade is how to write possessive nouns correctly.
What is a possessive noun?
We know that a Noun is a person, place, thing or idea.
Here are some examples of nouns:
Nouns can be a person--Girl (One of the amazing girls in my classroom.)
Nouns can be a place--Playground (Right outside our door!)
Nouns can be a thing--Violin
A possessive noun shows ownership. To show that ownership, we put an apostrophe and then the letter s after the noun that owns something.
The girl's sweatshirt. The sweatshirt belongs to the girl.
The playground's basketball court. The basketball hoops are part of the playground. (We're not playing on them much right now though!)
Mrs. Essenburg's violin. The violin belongs to Mrs. Essenburg.
After learning how to write possessive nouns we practiced using possessive nouns with the app Skitch. We found items around the classroom and wrote sentences using possessive nouns. Here are some of our Skitch's.
We also learned how to use possessive nouns when the nouns are plural, which means there are two or more. When the nouns are plural, you put the apostrophe after the s. That's the only difference!
Here is a Skitch example of plural possessive nouns.
There is a lot more than one student here, so the apostrophe goes after the s.
After we learned about plural possessives we worked together to write an ABC Book about possessive nouns using the Book Creator app. Each of us took a letter and some did more than one.
Here is Our Amazing ABC Book of Possessive Nouns made with Book Creator!
The best way to become good at anything--including using possessive nouns correctly--is to practice! Comment below with a sentence using a possessive noun. For example, here's one from Mrs. Essenburg. My computer's mouse needs a new battery.