Reading Investigations: Dragon/Dinosaur Comparisons

Today’s reading investigation: Dragon Fantasy/Myths -or- Dinosaur Facts? Family Sharing: *Invite everyone to share what they know and what might they learn. 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 theContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Dragon/Dinosaur Comparisons”

Reading Reflections: Treasure Hunting

Today’s reading investigation: Treasure Hunting… new discoveries. Family Sharing: What do you notice? *Invite everyone to share what they discover once they have read 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 themContinue reading “Reading Reflections: Treasure Hunting”

Reading Investigations: Sunflower Facts

Today’s reading investigation: What will you learn about sunflowers? Family Sharing: Invite everyone to share what they have learned from the slide above. Discuss which information they will record in their journals. *Guide them to write down interesting facts, new information they would like to remember, as well as what they would like to knowContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Sunflower Facts”

Reading Reflections: Planting a Garden Salad

Today’s reading investigation: Spring is here… Let’s draft a family garden spot! Family Sharing: “If you created your own garden spot, what would it look like?” *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 forgetContinue reading “Reading Reflections: Planting a Garden Salad”

Reading Investigations: Meet the Author

Today’s reading investigation: Meet Tasha Tudor Family Sharing: Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) was a prolific children’s book illustrator. She received her first Caldecott Honor Award in 1945 for the Mother Goose stories. She grew up in Massachusetts in a waterside home of New England. She lived a very simple life style and brought joy to childrenContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Meet the Author”

Reading Reflections: Easter Week

Today’s reading investigation: What does God’s Word say to you about Easter? Family Sharing: *Invite everyone to read and share today’s scripture. Discuss each passage. 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 “Reading Reflections: Easter Week”

Reading Reflections: Easter Hopping!

Today’s reading investigation: An Easter Rhyme Family Sharing: “What do you notice about the ‘Hop and Stop’ passage?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss how the poem could end for the forth little rabbit. Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and dateContinue reading “Reading Reflections: Easter Hopping!”

Reading Reflections: Meet the Author Beatrix Potter

Today’s reading investigation: Most of us know Peter Rabbit… how much do you know about the author and illustrator? Today’s investigation will take you into the author’s life and how she became one the first women to be published using her real name! Follow this link to learn more about Beatrix Potter. Guided enquiry: OnceContinue reading “Reading Reflections: Meet the Author Beatrix Potter”

Reading Reflections: Tall Tales 398.2

Today’s reading investigation: Tall tales are unique folk tales. What do you notice? Family Sharing: “ .” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss which books you would choose (seasonal reads, favorite author, non-fiction selections, etc.). Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page andContinue reading “Reading Reflections: Tall Tales 398.2”