This was creatively written using the voice of a young child narrating this book. This book was about an adventure in bird watching, but in this instaThis was creatively written using the voice of a young child narrating this book. This book was about an adventure in bird watching, but in this instance, it was regarding bird watching owls, during the dark evening. Older preschoolers would much appreciate a story, like the one told in this book, about an adventure done with someone they love dearly, and to be seen as "old enough" to embark on this adventure. Children would be able to relate about being "old enough" to do certain things because they may have grown in height, or in understanding or can be entrusted on getting certain things done.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: Aside from the owl and the owl sounds the author's father made on their hunt to see an owl, in the middle of winter, the author was fascinated with her own shadow and the shape of shadow. I could have the children do hand puppet games, with the use of a flashlight, in a semi-dark room, and trace their own shadow with a large crayon or pencil, and then fill it in with crayons and paint. ...more
Who would have thought that a 1st grade class would have a celebration about the 100th day of school? I guess this author did and he did a great job tWho would have thought that a 1st grade class would have a celebration about the 100th day of school? I guess this author did and he did a great job telling a story from the point of view of a 1st grader too. I was deeply touched by how creative and imaginative this story was told and gave me ideas as a soon-to-be teacher on how to make school a more enjoyable place to come to for my future students. The minds of children can be stretched, if it is being stretched, in thinking of some creative ways in commemorating 100 days of school. Leave it up to children to find things adding up to 100, like hair beads to paper clips, to 100 photos of family, to bottle caps from juice drunk,.... I was like "WOW!", as I was reading this book. You would too. Take it from children.. there is 100 real and found things to celebrate 100 days of school.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: This book helped me think about the use of a calendar to reinforce counting and expand a child's counting level up to 100. Since counting to 100 could be a difficult task for a pre-schooler to do, the use of the calendar and breaking it up by 10s, could ease the pain. After 10 school days, either celebrate or have the children find 10 things at home to bring in for show and tell, as part of our 10th day of school. I keep celebrating like this after every 10 school days until we reach 100. All of this helps in learning the days of the weeks, months of the year, numbers, time, holidays, birthdays and season. WOW!! All of this from ONE book. AWESOME! ...more