Here's one of my darling first graders working away on his idioms! We drew and wrote the idiom on the outside flap, and drew a picture of what it really meant on the inside flap. Really fun!
I say that the kids are "on the ball" all of the time, so that was a great starting point. They helped me make a list and then copied from the board to help with spelling.
I know this is upside down, but I can't get it to rotate...grrrr! The right side of this picture is what "It's raining cats and dogs" really means, and the left side is what "You are on the ball" really means. This little quiet darling is one of my best artists :)
Have a good week!