There are so many great things about this awesome, awesome chapter! I really love the very first lesson that they give where they introduce the drawing and writing books. Its just the best lesson to follow. I plan on using it when I start with my new group of littles in the fall. PLUS I will be making sure to create an anchor chart at the beginning of the year as we tell stories so we have a list of topics that we can write and draw about through out the year. The past two years it's been something as a refresher lesson that I've done in the middle of the year. (Mental note: check!)
The other day I posted about going to the library with my littles. One of my favorite choices... one of the random grabs off the shelf as I passed by ;).... was one this cute little colors book called My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard. Adorable!
Book title: My Crayons Talk
Author: Patricia Hubbard
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On each page there is an adorable and quick poem that would be perfect for having students pick out each set of rhyming words (i.e. gum-yum, play-day). They are straight forward rhymes which I love! Last year I found really great (And adorable) resources on the web but they used words that my students were not familiar with like yam. What Kindergartener knows yam?
I plan on using this book as a challenge to my students to draw and tell a story using only 1 color. Now, I had a student last year that used 1 color all year.. drove me nuts! After training my students to do a great job with details, this will be an activity for several months into the school year. Click the picture to grab this excellent freebie.
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