The Holiday reading and writing possibilities are endless! This Holiday we read Chris Van Allsburg’s Caldecott award winning Children’s book THE POLAR EXPRESS. Wearing pajamas just like the kids in the story, we made text -self connections while exploring the beautiful simile imagery throughout this amazing book. My kids were able to actually taste the smilies as found in the story, by biting into “chocolates with nougat centers as white as snow”, and drinking “hot cocoa as rich and thick as melted chocolate bars”!! We then wrote down our favorite POLAR EXPRESS smilies on our speech bubbles for our POLAR EXPRESS board, and watched the movie together. We had a great time creating family memories while responding to classic kids lit .
After Our Kinder & 1st grade students crafted their Christmas lists to Santa Claus, they worked on their fine motor skills by cutting and wrapping pieces of cereal boxes, to make them look like real gifts! This week I get to find out if they got all that they asked for! (Including a new puppy)
December writing in the little red school house! Our students were able to participate in a story “retell” of the gingerbread man, brainstorm their own gingerbread words, roll out letters with homemade gingerbread dough, And taste gingerbread cookies. We then baked up some acrostic gingerbread poems of our own, with gold foil baking sheets and all!
Read, Research, & Write
We did a starfish study where kids were able to read, research, and write all about the surprising fun facts of a starfish. The students had fun with our wet, dry, try boards, and got to create a starfish of their own while working on fine motor!
Learning and writing all about Outrageous octopus!
Summer Reading Fort
With sooo many great books and genres to choose from, reading definitely deserves it’s own celebration!! My kids and I decorated our fort with comfy cushions, baskets of books, and of course yummy snacks and drinks for a fun day of reading, writing, & learning ! “Awhh, the dog days of Summer.”
Summer Bucket Lists
My students created their own Summer Bucket lists!
“C” is for Carrots
Our Kinder Mini Goat Study
Students worked on their letter “G” with blocks, dough, and wet-dry-try boards. They also were able to learn & write about goats and have hands on experience feeding and petting our goat Willow.
Just a few pics from some HWT sessions.
Starting our letters at the top!
Thank you for sharing your AMAZING girls with me . Here’s some pics from some of our sessions
Building letter recognition and proper formation with our wooden pieces
Wet, dry, try letter practice . Writing letters with little tools for little hands.
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