My dd-17 has been doing lessons with the first graders at a homeschool enrichment program. I've had a blast subbing in her room and letting her take the reins (instead of me being main teacher and her the second person - we flip-flopped the roles). This is an activity she did for Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
that we put together. She led the creating of the activity while I tried to mainly just be support and helped her create it. The kids enjoyed it and each literature extension connects them to reading.
~ We found an elephant coloring page that we printed 125% size for each child. This is the background page put behind the page with flaps. We used this one:
~ We made a template to cut out the little flaps to lift up each section as described in the book. The center was cut out completely.
~ We used a mouse coloring page to creat little mice for the children to color/cut/glue on the appropriate flaps (7 little mice per child). She liked this one. We pasted into our word document, resized, and copied/pasted to make enough mice.
A picture of one of the children's finished product [still pending - I had to borrow someone's cellphone since mine doesn't send photos]:
Another big pot of beans is simmering on the stove. They soaked yesterday and last night. I changed the water before bed last night when I realized I was too tired to cook them... beans are so forgiving! This time I put a bunch of Real Salt, granulated garlic, and dried onion in them while they cook.
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