Reading fun at home!
What better way to spend the weekends, summers, and holidays than to read and participate in fun activities with your child. Most parents believe this to be true, but some have limited access to books and materials. By creating thematic book bags that children and parents can check out of the class, time at home can be spent doing something creative. The children are able to see their parents making reading and school a priority, while bonding and developing lasting memories. The book bags should include: books, lesson sheets, and any supplies needed to complete the lessons. Below are two examples of the lesson sheets.
* Read a book about the life of Johnny Appleseed Johnny Appleseed: see Chapman, John.
Johnny Appleseed See Chapman, John.
* Pretend that you are going to make an apple pie apple pie
typical, wholesome American dessert. [Am. Culture: Flexner, 68]
See : America . Write a list of items you would need to buy at the store to prepare it.
* Think about apple expressions (Example: "You are the apple of my eye!"). List as many as you can think of and tell what they mean.
* List several words that have the same short vowel vowel
Speech sound in which air from the lungs passes through the mouth with minimal obstruction and without audible friction, like the i in fit. The word also refers to a letter representing such a sound (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y). as you hear in the word "apple."
* Draw a chart or series of pictures representing the growth cycle of an apple.
* Buy an apple at the store and figure out the weight, circumference, amount of time it took you to eat the apple, length of the stem.
* Find a basket around your house and estimate how many apples it would take to fill the basket.
* Write a poem about apples.
* Make paper apple pies. Divide the pies into halves, thirds, quarters. Ask questions, such as: How many quarters make a half? How many make a whole pie?
Supplies for September Book Bag:
* a book about the life of Johnny Appleseed
* a science book with the growth cycle of an apple
* scales, measuring tape, timer
* artificial apples (for estimation activity)
* stencil stencil, cutout device of oiled or shellacked tough and resistant paper, thin metal, or other material used in applying paint, dye, or ink to reproduce its design or lettering upon a surface. for an apple pie
* construction paper
* several sheets of writing paper
* scissors scissors
Cutting instrument or tool consisting of a pair of opposed metal blades that meet and cut when the handles at their ends are brought together. Modern scissors are of two types: the more usual pivoted blades have a rivet or screw connection between the cutting ends
* Read a story about the first Thanksgiving.
* Find pictures of a turkey and several other birds. Cut the birds into parts (wings, head, feet, beak beak
Stiff, projecting oral structure of birds and turtles (both of which lack teeth) and certain other animals (e.g., cephalopods and some insects, fishes, and mammals). ), and then glue parts together to make a new bird. Give your bird a name.
* Make a list of unusual ways you could use a turkey feather.
* Create a recipe for turkey pot pie A pot pie is a type of baked savory pie with a bottom and top completely surrounded in flakey crusts and baked in its own pie tin. This is in contrast to the Australian meat pie and many British regional variants on pie recipes, which may have a top of flakey pastry, but whose and write it on your own personalized recipe cards.
* Compare and contrast domestic and wild turkeys.
* Compare the prices of turkeys at local grocery stores. What is the average price per pound for turkeys? Using this price, figure out how much you would have to pay for a 15-pound turkey and a 20-pound turkey.
* Make a list of some creative ways to use turkey leftovers.
* Create a GOBBLE 1. gobble - To consume, usually used with "up". "The output spy gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer."
2. gobble - To obtain, usually used with "down". "I guess I'll gobble down a copy of the documentation tomorrow."
See also snarf. acrostic acrostic (əkrŏ`stĭk), arrangement of words or lines in which a series of initial, final, or other corresponding letters, when taken together, stand in a set order to form a word, a phrase, the alphabet, or the like. .
* Create a "Turkey Rap."
Supplies for November Book Bag:
* a story about the first Thanksgiving
* pictures of turkeys and several other birds
* construction paper
* laminated pictures of domestic and wild turkeys
* circulars from the grocery store with price per pound for turkeys
Be creative! Come up with some new activities or ways to send your supplies home.
Not only will these activities be fun for the children and parents, they will also strengthen skills and provide needed practice at home. This activity was originally created for a 2nd-grade class, but can be modified for any grade level.
This Idea-Sparker was submitted by Amanda H. Leonhardt, Nan Gray Davis Elementary School elementary school: see school. , Theodore, Alabama Named for William Theodore Hieronymous (a sawmill operator and postmaster), Theodore is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 6,811. . Amanda is a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.