Literacy and Home School Connections

We are in the middle of a 4 day weekend.

Most, if not all, of the children in our classrooms had a very exciting weekend.

Monday is going to be crazy for those children in attendance because it was a long weekend (filled with candy and presents) AND this is another short week.

How do we keep things a little bit sane?  Making those connections!

Why not invite those aunts and uncles to visit for a couple hours?  They can share in the children’s experiences and the children LOVE feeling that special.

Have the children write their own books and stories about their exciting weekends.  This is where dictation paper comes in handy.  Have them draw pictures of the people who visited or they visited.  Draw pictures about what they ate for that special meal.  Draw pictures of their favorite present.  You get the idea.

Then, turn those pictures into special books for each child.  Put those books into the library area.  Children will revisit their books and then have a chance to share their experiences together!

This works for more than just the holidays, but it’s a great way to focus on these hectic days.

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