FREEBIE ALERT!Quickie blog post here for those of you still battling through the last few sweltering days of school... I was cleaning out my "teacher books" today (aka the books I store up on a very high, very out of reach shelf) and stumbled across this FABULOUS book written by Jamie Lee Curtis. I just love all of her social/emotional books; they have such a great message. How did I forget that I bought this book way back when?! So glad I came across this treasure.
This one in particular is so fitting for the end of first grade (sob). I threw together a little response to literature activity to go along with this precious read aloud. You can grab the FREEBIE here,
I read the book to the kiddos and then talked them through a meditation. By "meditation" I mean, they close their eyes and I talk them through the relaxation process. Then I shift their focus to whatever I want them to ponder. I have the say, the quality of work that I get after a "meditation" is remarkably better than when I don't do a meditation. I usually do these with response to literature activities or a writing activity. I have to say, I am pretty proud of the finished (and not quite yet finished!) products.
Oh boy, I sure am going to miss this batch of littles! :(
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