This weekend, my son and I went to pick strawberries. Have you ever gone and picked strawberries? There is nothing sweeter than strawberries picked fresh off the plant. Let’s start by listening the Cherokee story The First Strawberries retold by Joseph Bruchac. In the story, the man went out to hunt for food and the… Continue reading Strawberries
This morning I went to go check on my garden and there were sooo many mushrooms. There are mushrooms in the grass too. As you can guess we’ve had both rain and heat lately. I decided that it would be a good day for you to get out with your kiddo and learn a bit… Continue reading Mushrooms
As we move into summer, the sun stays longer. It gets harder and harder to settle in each night. So much excitement and fun to remember. This story takes settling for bedtime and turns it into a lullaby based on the memories of the day. A Lullaby of Summer Things by Natalie Ziarnik. Often times… Continue reading End of the Day and Social Emotional Learning
Hello Readers, I have missed posting for you, but life has been busy wrapping up life and the end of the school year. Here is a great story for the end of the school year And Then, Summer by Tom Brenner. As you get read for summer, make a list of your favorite summer time… Continue reading Next… summer
Rhyming is such an important step in phonemic awareness. What is phonemic awareness you ask? Phonemic awareness is the ability to identify and manipulate letter sounds in spoken words. It is the hearing part of reading! When children are able to hear, manipulate and isolate letter sounds, they are able to utilize this skill in… Continue reading Why Can’t my Child Rhyme?
Today we will read the story 101 Reasons I’m Not Taking a Bath by Stacy McAnulty. This boys thinks of all the reasons why he doesn’t need to take a bath, but in the end… he takes one and enjoys it. This is a fun book to read with your child. Can (s)he think of… Continue reading A bath- No Thanks
Today let’s read the story Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley. When the farm animals do not want another bath, they decide to leave the farm. They travel from the farm to the city. This is a great rhyming story. Can you find the rhymes in the story? Practice listening for rhymes (you say two… Continue reading Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm
Today’s story is again about a bird, but I think you will see that this story is closer to realistic fiction than yesterdays. Little Bird Takes a Bath by Marisabina Russo. In this story, little bird does not like the rain, but the rain bring puddles and puddles means a bath for little bird. Follow… Continue reading Little Bird Takes a Bath
This week we will read stories about bath time! Today’s story is Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems. I really like this fun reading of the story. Joel Waggoner really shows the children how to become involved in the story. He reads the story twice, once showing him as part of the story and… Continue reading Pigeon Needs a Bath
Ok readers… time for you to help me out. I love sharing ideas for activities, answering questions about how to help our your kiddos. I love being able to share not only the how’s but also the why’s. Here’s the thing… I need you to inspire my next post! What do you want to know?… Continue reading Inspire me!
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