Have you seen Nikki's adorable, cutie clipart called Splish Splash?? Awhile back I ALMOST talked my darling principal into getting a tub, yup, a real claw-foot tub for myclassroom. I kept telling her how great it would be for reading. I could see it in my mind: tub filled with fun pillows, and the words "Soaking in a Good Book" written on the side with lots of bubbles drawn on the sides. It ALMOST happened. It didn't for two reasons: one because I couldn't find a tub that was under $200 and in my neck of the woods, and two, the insurance man wouldn't have thought favorably about it. So...I got myself a park bench, made a sign called Park and Read and created a mini-park area for reading. It looks great and is comfy. It has lots of pillows and is a great place to take your shoes off and grab a book. I'm rambling aren't I??!! Anyway...I haven't forgotten about the Soakin' Up a Great Book idea and when I saw Nikki's bundle just had to do something with it. Taaadaaa...My latest creation is a book report entitled Soakin' up a Great Book. It has 5 pages of fill in's for books reports and I'm gonna start using it next week. I wrote it with the thought that not all 5 pages needed to be filled in. I wanted a more comprehensive look at my kiddos favorite book. I wanted them to dig a bit deeper and look at the words; the richness of the vocabulary choices and spy a few things: similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia. I wanted to know if they would change anything in the book. I wanted them to look at the characters and sort them by flat and round characters so I created something that I think will truly work. I'll give you a summary when they are complete. If you are interested in taking a peek at it here's the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Soakin-Up-a-Good-Book-Book-Reports-With-Soap-Much-Splash. Thanks for taking a look....let me know what you think. Here's to some great reading and writing!
Love and peace,