Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Summer Book Response: Story Pails

After a long and crazy school year, I must say I am super excited about summer!
BUT the reality is that we have two weeks left of school before we call it quits for the year. 
So instead of counting down the days....we need to make the days count. 
We can review a lot in ten days!
We will spend some of that time practicing our good reader skills and strategies. 
I try to give my students regular self selected independent reading opportunities.  We call this time BAM (books and me) Time. It is one of our favorite times of the day.  I like to have my kids share out about the books they are reading.  Sometimes those are quick "book commercials" and other times we do something more involved like these book report reading pails. 

This project involved students responding to their book by telling about the characters, setting, giving a short summary and stating their opinion. 
Each of these elements go on one of the shovels. 

The pails are constructed so that the shovels could fit inside of the pails. 

Students can then share their books by reading what they wrote on the shovels. 

To make the sharing time even more special you could serve these cute sand cups.
The recipe is super simple and fun to make. 

I've added these materials to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. 
Check there if you would like to try this with your children.