The first and second graders in Ms. Cashman’s Title I class at St. Bridget School have been studying compound words. So they learned a compound word is formed from two words to make a new word with a new meaning.


light plus house equals lighthouse


First Graders’ Compound Words

The first graders drew a picture of each individual word. Then they drew a picture of the new compound word.


compound words football, rainbow and cupcake



compound words sunglasses and goldfish
sunglasses and goldfish



compound words starfish and sunflower

starfish and sunflower


Second Graders’ Compound Word Sentences

Second graders drew pictures of compounds as well, but they also wrote sentences to show how the compounds changed meanings.


pan and cake



mail and box



fish and bowl


See this The Electric Company Game for parents to use at home to teach and review compound word skills.