Friday, June 4, 2010

Grammar Jammar Review

This past year was Lil' Chef's first year to really be heavy into grammar and it has been a bit of a struggle to be honest. Trying to remember all the different parts of speech has been a little difficult for her (and me).  I have been on the look out for a different way to present grammar to her, so when I came upon Grammar Jammar I was pretty thrilled!  Grammar Jammar is a video for children that was created by a school teacher, Crystal Huau, to help her students better understand the different parts of speech. 

We were blessed to be given the opportunity to do a review on Grammar Jammar and after watching it with the kids, I was really impressed.  Grammar Jammar was done in a very creative and entertaining way.  The video starts off by the teacher, Mrs.Wow, daydreaming about how she can help her students better understand grammar in a fun way.  With some help from some friends, the class goldfish, the clock, ruler, and a dictionary Mrs. Wow teaches her students the different parts of speech by using songs.  Our favorites were the goldfish, the clock and the dictionary, but they were all very cool!


Songs always help my kids to remember things.  The kids really enjoyed all the songs, even Little Bits and Alpha Boy were getting into it!  This is a great way to reinforce what our kids are learning in grammar. 

Jammar Grammar has 13 fun songs included to help kids learn they are:

Gammar Jammar – Ready, ready, ready or not it’s grammar jammar time. This song introduces the dream world of Grammar Jammar. The class is transformed into eager children who are ready to learn.


Vowels – The class is transported to the playground where the dictionary covers the vowels as well as the long and short sounds for each.

Consonants – The dictionary explains that if it is not a Vowel then it must be a Consonant.

Sneaky ‘e’ – The clock sings about a particular vowel “sneaky E” that likes to add itself onto the end of a word and change things.

8 Parts of Speech – This cabaret song describes the eight parts of speech that are needed for proper grammar.

Nouns – The fish, who is the teacher’s pet, transports the class to the fishbowl to teach them about nouns.

Verb is the Word – The ruler sings and dances to a rap song about verbs.

To Be or Not To Be – As the most used verb in the english language, the flag conjugates “to be” in this short catchy tune.

Adjectives vs Adverbs – The adjectives and adverbs take it to the basketball court as they battle it out for supremacy.

Subject Predicate – This song takes place in a 50’s sock hop and explains that there are two parts to every sentence: the subject and the predicate.

4 Kinds of Sentences – The crayon croons about the 4 types of sentences, Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamatory.

Compounds – In this rock song, Miss Wow shows how compound sentences, subjects, predicates, and words are formed.

Ain’t Isn’t Ain’t – The flag sings this country song that describes how contractions are formed.


Now for some really great news, the creator Crystal Huau, has graciously offered to giveaway a copy of Grammar Jammar to one of my readers.  The contest will run until June 11. 

There several ways to enter, please leave a separate comment for each way that you enter. If you are a Follower or Subscriber of LSG please leave me a comment.

  • If you have become a new Follower or Subscriber please tell me how you heard about this giveaway. 
  • If you blog about this contest please come back and leave me a link to you post.
  • Go check out the Grammar Jammar video and tell me which character and song you like best!
  • Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know about it.
  • Become a Fan of Grammar Jammar on Facebook.
  • This is truly a great educational video that your kids will love, if you would like a copy of Grammar Jammar, it is available for $20.

    36 comments:

    5erwins said...

    My children are so musical - this sounds like a perfect fit for us! I heard about your giveaway on the MFW Workboxes group..... Thanks! Sidne

    5erwins@att.net

    Angie said...

    Heard about your blog from a post you made on a yahoo group I belong too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Angie in KY

    Angie said...

    I'm a fan of Grammar Jammer on Facebook.

    Angie in KY

    Angie said...

    I commented about the giveaway on facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/angieask

    Angie in KY

    Angie said...

    8 Parts of speech would be my favorite video. My boys would just love this ... especially my youngest. I think he could learn anything if it's put into a song. :)

    Thanks,
    Angie in KY

    Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

    Just became a facebook fan - have been praying about Language Arts for next year and think this could be a fun kickstart this summer!

    Joyce said...

    I am a follower of LSG;)

    Joyce said...

    Posted it to Facebook;)

    Joyce said...

    Became a fan of Grammar Jammar on FB:)

    Joyce said...

    Blogged about it:)
    http://joyfulcreations2.blogspot.com/2010/06/httpvimeo.html

    Joyce said...

    I like the sneaky e song!

    momtime said...

    My dd walked through the room as I was sampling Grammar Jammar and she said "Oh, what's that, it sounds like fun". I've been trying to decide how to spice up her grammar. We would love this!

    momtime said...

    Noun song- Goldfish! Very cute!!

    Jennifer said...

    Hi there from the blog hop! I love your site, just joined to follow. I love reading blogs from other homeschooling families! If you like, you can visit me at www.ourpeculiarlives.blogspot.com Have a great weekend!

    Mrs Yoder said...

    I became a fan of Grammar Jammar

    Mrs Yoder said...

    And I love the fishy!

    Tina Hollenbeck said...

    Interesting concept...since I don't teach formal grammar to my elementary-aged children but am curious about ways to help them with it more informally now (as well as through applying it in composition). I heard about this on the MFWWorkboxes yahoo! group.

    wdworkman said...

    I heard about the giveaway on SHS.

    Janet W

    wdworkman said...

    I became a facebook fan.

    Janet W

    Christy said...

    I'm an email subscriber!

    Mrs. Mandy said...

    Looks like a fun product! I follow you on Google.

    Dana said...

    good idea! checked out the video. I liked the 4 kinds of sentences video with the either red crayon or ketchup bottle (couldn't tell which!)

    goddelights @ gmail dot com

    Thanks!

    April said...

    I am a follower. I also heard about this giveaway on a Yahoo Group that I belong to. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win another great product!!

    jkmom said...

    I found out about it from the yahoo group.

    jkmom said...

    i think the types of sentences would be great for my kids. My kids learn so much more when it's put to music.

    jkmom said...

    I became a fan on FB

    jkmom said...

    I shared it on my FB wall.

    Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

    Cool! I'm a blog follower.

    Debbie said...

    This sounds wonderful. I am a follower

    Six In The Northwest said...

    Hi, I'm a new subscriber and found out about your blog via the workboxes Yahoo group. I hit grammar too hard and heavy with my older kids and am ready for a more realistic approach with my youngest. This looks like a fun approach to introduce it. Thanks for the contest :-)

    Anonymous said...

    Hi! I'm a new follower of your blog. Just learned about it thru a Yahoo Group I belong to. This video sounds terrific. And, I'm looking forward to reviewing it via your link....Thank you for getting the word "out there" about a terrific educational video!
    Tamara

    Anonymous said...

    I just became a FB fan. Also, I misspoke in my previous post. I'm a new subscriber - not follower. Thanks for this opportunity. Tamara

    Melanie in GA said...

    I read about your giveaway on Support4Homeschool. Grammar Jammar looks great. I became a subscriber to your blog. Thanks!

    Melanie in GA said...

    I became a fan on Facebook. Thanks!

    Melanie in GA said...

    I like the crayon and the 4 Kinds of Sentences song. Thanks!

    Anonymous said...

    I liked the "Sneaky e" song.
    Tamara

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