I have to also tell y'all how important it is to read to your own children! I read to both my children and my daughter Brittany- who is my partner always enjoyed reading, however my son Brandon-not so much! He hated reading as a child and up until he went to college. Then something switched- He started enjoying it and he actually started going to the library because he wanted too:)
Now he is an avid reader and he appreciates being read to as a child. So, try to read to your children every day.
I also love to encourage my students to read to each other. It is great to observe them reading out loud:)
Another favorite book in my classroom is "Biscuit."As y'all can tell, it is a well-loved book:) They comment on how cute Biscuit is and they like how they can read the book themselves. I have also found that this is a good book to teach the kiddos about verbs. We have provided a sample of a few pages of our Biscuit thematic unit. One of the pages is on verbs. We hope that y'all will enjoy them.
We also have the entire 75 page unit on sale during the hop for 50% off! Just click on the image below to purchase:
My kiddos loved making the puppy craft! I thought it was funny how this little guy put his google eyes on the face before he cut the pieces out. Kids love these google eyes!
There are pocket chart cards of our poem in the paid pack that you can purchase 50% off during this hop. I gave my students a copy of the poem and they illustrated each line on the poem. The next day I gave out the cards of our poem to my students and they discussed the words with each other.
These are cards that the kiddos match the verbs to the pictures of the puppies. There is also a recording sheet if you want them to record their answers. We also included the words without -ing if your kiddos are not ready for them. There is also black and white cards with the answers for the kiddos who just want to match them or use the cards to read the words.
And now for the fun part! You can enter to win your own copy of Biscuit and the 75 page thematic unit we created to go with it! If you decide to go ahead and purchase it at 50% off during the hop and you happen to win our rafflecopter, then we will let you choose another item for $10 or less.
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We hope y'all enjoy the rest of the HOP as you go through and get some great book ideas! Remember to hop all the way to the end so you can enter to win all the books that you have seen throughout this HOP!