We recently spent the day in Seattle and rode the Great Wheel. The kids had an absolutely fabulous time and it was a beautiful day for an outing. I love being able to provide opportunities like this for my kids, but when I stopped to think about it, it wasn’t the actual ride on the
Category Archives: Experiences
I will tell you over and over again, that our literacy development is the product of our experiences. We make deeper connections with the texts we read if we have some experience relating to the book. Last night, my daughter was looking through the nonfiction section of her library shelves. She found a book about whales and dolphins.
It’s not too often that we wake up to a snowy scene like this, in the Pacific Northwest. When we do get snow, everything gets put on hold. The laundry piles up, the dishes go unwashed, the sewing projects are pushed aside, and new recipes get put on the back burner. It’s time to head
I love using the five senses as a springboard for writing in the classroom. When a child writes a simple sentence about how much they like ice cream, the five senses are a natural way to invite the writer to tell you more. We talk about the flavors and how it feels on your tongue