Friday, October 17, 2014
At Home Book Boxes & Columbus Day
First up, Columbus Day! I started by reading a kid-friendly picture book all about Christopher Columbus. Then, we discussed the names of his three ships and completed a simple craft using a 9x12 piece of blue construction paper, 3x9 piece of brown construction paper, two 3x3 white squares, and two popsicle sticks.
On Tuesday, I shared all about Magic C!
We also made at home book boxes, with the help of our parent volunteers! The students will use these book boxes at home to store the emergent readers they bring home. That way they can keep them in a safe place and practice reading them to their parents, or if they get bored, as one student exclaimed!
This year, I used pizza boxes from Gordon's Food Service. They are approximately 10x10, and the kiddos decorated them with foam letters and cutouts.
In the past, I have wrapped shoeboxes. These work, but are terribly time consuming to wrap. Here's a picture of my coworker's kiddos, both of whom I taught.
Her son is in my class now, and her daughter was in my class two years ago. I can't believe she still has her book box - a girl after my own heart!
One of my sweet coworkers used my Batty for Word Families activity this week. It totally made my day to hear how much her kiddos loved it!
I Can Read October Poetry Binder...
You can find it here, or by clicking the cover!
And for number five, I leave you with another fun find! I found this fun rhyming activity from Make, Take & Teach. The Halloween discs came from Micahels, but I purchased them last year. I bet they have something similar this year, or you could definitely use the rhyming stickers on the bottom of any fun trinket!
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Happy Friday, friends!