Are you enjoying your summer? It's so great to have some time to think, plan, and dream.
Here is the last freebie for the book The Blueberry Pancake Problem. This one uses a pencil and paper clip to create a spinner.
Go to the home tab for info on how to purchase the book and/or go to the videos section to watch the full length video. Enjoy!!
Here's some tips for this freebie.
Students spin the paperclip on the tip of a pencil on the first spinner to get the first word in the compound word. Then they spin on the second spinner to get the second word. Then they decide if the compound word that they have just created is a real or nonsense word. Then they write the word in the appropriate column. They are going to come up with some pretty silly compound words so be prepared for some laughter and fun.
This Freebie was inspired by a text message that I received today from a teacher friend. She read The Blueberry Pancake Problem to her grandson and then felt the need to thank me. (Jeepers, literally brought tears to my eyes.) Her last lines, "Thank you for giving us such a great moment, and inspiring him to write." has motivated me to create this writing template for the littlest of authors.
The template has a BIG space for drawing pictures and space for writing. (-or where an adult takes down a dictation from the littler author) Take your pick on which line style your little author prefers.
This book seems to conjure up some very imaginative ideas and now you have a tool to take that teachable moment and run with it.
If you read this book to a little one I'd love to hear your story on how they interacted with the contents.
One of my favorite things to do is to read to kids. When I was young my reading skills were very poor and I always enjoyed hearing people read, even if it was from a textbook. It might be surprising to some but I get pretty nervous reading in front of others. Those old anxieties come rushing back and fill my mind with dought about my skill. But the fear soon takes a back seat as I watch my audience engage. As they start making personal connections I can see that I am taking them on a journey. The feeling is like no other.
I had the blissful privilege of reading The Blueberry Pancake Problem to a few different classrooms and I received some very positive feedback. I even received some great Thank You notes. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. More to come.
With the release of The Blueberry Pancake Problem last week comes a string of freebies over the next 6 weeks.
Each freebie has the same theme as the book and is geared toward basics skills for K-2 grade (depending on their skill level).
The first is a short and long a sort. Students place a list of 9 words in either the short or long a column. Her Here you go. Enjoy the download.
Check out the video on the video tab or Click Here For The Video.
Hooray! The Blueberry Pancake Problem is finally available for purchase. If you'd like one you have 3 options:
1. Amazon - Here's the link to Amazon: The Blueberry Pancake Problem
2. Shop directly from this website's Home page: Shop
3. Buy directly from me. (Perfect for friends and family)
Just a quick shout out to everybody who has made these last few weeks so fun and exciting for me. You are all so encouraging and you give me the courage and motivation to continue with this really fun journey. Thank you from the bottom, top, left and right of my heart.
Here's a sneak peak on what you can expect from The Blueberry Pancake Problem coming out later this month. Come back often for updates and free resources to go along with the book. Remember to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don't miss any great videos. Anybody feel like making some pancakes?
Here's a little poem, (of sorts) for you to use at the end of the year.
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