Update June 27! I found the source for this great idea! Fabulous art ideas!
Thank you Kathy Barbro!
This is not my idea, and I found it on the internet 2-3 years ago. I would love to give the author credit, if I could figure out where I got it!
I have been digging through old files and memories, and my daughter Biba helped me with this class. It was a summer program for children who were English Learners, and lived in our downtown neighborhood. We walked to the city library every Wednesday and saw the story hour presentation....then came back and ate popsicles while we read! What could be better?
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
I think I have read Keep the Lights Burning Abbie twenty times, and each time I discover a lovely detail that I have forgotten or missed. The kids get so wrapped up in this book, and it is easy to read. I plan to keep their artwork over the summer, and have our walls bright and decorated when we return. I think they will go for this, since they will be in my resource reading class again next year
Here is the link to my Keep the Lights Burning Abbie Unit!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This is an oldie but goodie! I used this chart with my own children, and just gave one to a smart Spanish-speaking 2nd grade mom, who really wants her boy to read over the summer. I updated my hand-drawn old Blast-Off chart, and am offering it as a freebie on my TPT store! I tell the kids to bring them back colored in at the end of the summer and we can have an ice cream party!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Read~Write~Create : If I Built a Car- Perfect Book for Special Needs: My little guys loved this book! I try to think from my students' point of view when choosing a book, and these guys are all hot...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I finished my "No Tears" Summer Reading and Writing packet.....I just know how summer really goes, and some of the summer workbook stuff turns kids off! This is hopefully easy-breezy, but encourages a love of books and writing.
The adorable beach graphics are from Doodle Darlin'....