Gathering materials:family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
Reading and Writing Connection:Creating a family Christmas Haiku. Ask each family member to brainstorm words/phrases that would fit todays Haiku topic. *Invite someone to list the words as they are being shared.
Next: Invite someone to be the Haiku scribe as the family creates each of the three verses (Verse1 =5 syllables; Verse2 =7 syllables; Verse3 =5 syllables). *Clapping the words for syllables = choc/o/late = 3 syllables.
Drafting responses: Invite each family member to copy the “White Christmas” Haiku or your families Haiku into their journal (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
Finally:Ask them to illustrate a Christmas border around the Haiku.*Caution, remind them not to color over the written poem… just around it.
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