Inking Thoughts: Spring-Time Joy

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: What is your Spring-time joy? 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: Spring-Time memories… Guide:Continue reading “Inking Thoughts: Spring-Time Joy”

Literary Foundations: Wintery Snowman Story Mapping

Making the family connection: Discuss the above slide. “Which story map would you want to use for today’s writing practice?” *PreK-1st: you will read the story to them and they can draw what happens in the story. Guide them in a re-telling of the story (beginning, middle, end). Invite an older learner to scribe theirContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Wintery Snowman Story Mapping”

Math B4 Bed: Holiday Place Value

B4 Bed Thoughts: *Let everyone see the image. Discuss: “What do you notice?” Next: Ask: “What do you not know?” Next: Discuss which patterns are visible in the slide above. Ask: “Which place value image would you choose to day for your math investigation?” Materials: pass out paper and pencils or have them use theContinue reading “Math B4 Bed: Holiday Place Value”

Literary Foundations:

Why is literacy important? Learners need literacy in order to engage with the written word in everyday life… Being able to read and write means being able to keep up with current events, communicate effectively, and understand the issues that are shaping our world. Today’s literary skill: Story Elements (part 1) Making the family connection:Continue reading “Literary Foundations:”

Reading Investigations: Seasonal Poetry

Today’s reading investigation: Fall investigations. Once you have discussed what the titles above might be above, invite everyone to go to the EPIC reading link (provided above under the above slide). This could be a family investigation or an individual reading opportunity. Family Sharing: “What did you discover today about the fall season?” *Invite everyoneContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Seasonal Poetry”

Reading Investigations: 1st Tuesday Meet the Author

Meet the Author: Brad Meltzer… This author… this 9/11 flag finder… this ordinary man is a “people” historian. Whether he is researching and writing about historical events, biographies, or daily living perspectives, Brad is an author who sees the possibilities within each of us. He chooses historical lives that have made a difference in America’sContinue reading “Reading Investigations: 1st Tuesday Meet the Author”

IL’s News… Staying Connected

As we move forward, it is our hope that Inspired Learning becomes a source of learning hope, inspiration, and an area destination for learning support, resources, community workshops, and your local new/used bookshop! How can you stay connected? MrsK’s Story Time: Saturdays @ 2:00. Your youngest learners are invited to share a quick discovery withContinue reading “IL’s News… Staying Connected”