Hello my friends! Here in Ontario, we have one week left of classes. At the end of the school year, I like to take some time to discuss Canada Day with my students, and do some fun literacy review with the no-prep printables below! For the age group I teach, their perceptions of Canada Days past can be quite entertaining:
Canada Day is clearly a memorable experience for even our youngest students, whether it be of fireworks, time with family or friends during the day. This is a great time to review what we have learned about the structure of stories. Whether we are retelling a story that we have read together, creating our own adventure, or discussing a personal experience, there is a logical sequence of events and words that match: first, then, finally (or whichever vocabulary you have decided to use!) (For a post about using the 3 part graphic organizer with young students, and a freebie, click here!)
Here is a fun Canada Day story that started orally with a reading buddy who helped sort out the three basic story parts before the pictures were drawn (and was duly thanked!)
My students enjoy ‘fun worksheets’ every so often. The literacy skills practice pages that are included so far are pictured below:
Bonus Terry Fox and hockey colouring fact sheets for those early finishers!
P.S. Here’s a little ‘Aha’ moment from a pre-Canada Day conversation in my classroom about 19 years ago…no figurative language in kindergarten!