Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Celebrating Literacy Week!

Hello Friends!

Yesterday, I sat down with a few pink pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes and assembled a little character we now appropriately refer to as Pinky. He's kind of cute and closely resembles a bunny. In honour of our new addition, we wrote a book about his adventures and the fact that one of his eyes continually falls off.

ABC Life Literacy Canada shares a series of collaborative learning activities for children and parents to engage in during Literacy week:
  • Write a joke book with your family.
  • Read a bedtime story to the grown-up putting you to bed.
  • Make up a new recipe together and post it online.
  • Tell knock-knock jokes together while doing the dishes.
  • Organize a book swap at your school.
  • Make up riddles and tell them to your friends.
  • Create a family book club.
  • Build a drum with your family.
  • Surf the Internet and learn about your favourite animal.
  • Make up a song about your day to sing to your family at dinnertime.
  • Write messages to your family on sticky notes and post them around the house.
  • Create a story about what you’ll be doing for Family Literacy Day.
  • Play a board game together.
  • Build an acrostic poem using your hero’s name.
  • Make an origami boat and see if it will float.

Today, we're going to attempt writing a joke book. I'll let you know what we come up with tomorrow. If you have literacy activities that you would like to share, leave a comment below! I'd love to hear how you encourage learning in your home.



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