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Friday, December 28, 2012

I'm Back and ready to blog!

Completed book
Okie dokie!  I've been MIA for almost two months!  It wasn't on purpose, just a super busy time of year.  November is the month of birthdays in my family.  December was an all around busy month with a huge home tile project, our daughter's first birthday, and Christmas.  Now the craziness is over I'm able to catch up on blogging.  I have so many great things to share!  I hope you can use or tweak some of my ideas to help in your classroom.  The pictures below are of a leaf book we did for the fall.  We will do a snowman one for winter when we return from break.  Basically, I created a tracer for the children to trace on construction paper for the front/back covers.  They used the same tracer on white copy paper for the pages of the book.  The students created leaf books by writing poems about the fall.  I gave them a choice of poem templates to choose from and they took it from there.  When I was a K-2 teacher I did the same thing, but we brainstormed seasonal words.  The children illustrated pictures of the word in kindergarten.  In 1st and 2nd grades the children illustrated pictures of the words and then used them to write sentences.  Basically, the themed seasonal books are versatile for any grade level.  If you want the tracer template or poem templates just leave me a comment with your contact info and I will email it over to you.  Enjoy!  :-)
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