Literary Foundations: Spaceship Designs

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss the slide above. Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or 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 learningContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Spaceship Designs”

Literary Foundations: Journaling your Summertime Memories

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Family Sharing: “Which of your outdoor explorations look promising for this weeks summertime journaling?” *Invite everyone to share.  Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or 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.Continue reading “Literary Foundations: Journaling your Summertime Memories”

Literary Foundations: Independence Day

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss: “What do you know, what is new information about Independence Day?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them labelContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Independence Day”

Literary Foundations: Summer Adlibs

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss: “Summertime is a great opportunity to write silly family stories!” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label theContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Summer Adlibs”

Literary Foundations: Summer Reading… Fun!

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss: “Which of these reading strategies do you use? ” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons and their “book of choice” (what ever book they are reading today). Remind them to open their journals to the next availableContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Summer Reading… Fun!”

Literary Foundations: Nature Walks

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss: “What is the slide above showing us about going on a nature walk?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind: them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to haveContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Nature Walks”

Literary Foundations: Realistic Non-Fiction Paragraphing

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: This pelican brief is an opportunity to re-create the factual statement from the slide above. Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayon 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 withContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Realistic Non-Fiction Paragraphing”

Literary Foundations: There Be Dragons!

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss: “What have you learned about dragons?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or 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 pageContinue reading “Literary Foundations: There Be Dragons!”