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Old 02-20-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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We are reading this story this week. Due to and ice storm our parent activity was cancelled and has now been rescheduled for Friday. We are looking for an activity to do that can go allong with this story. For those who aren't familiar with the story it about a hispanic family and how they celebrate Mama's birthday. They made benuellos (sp?), pinatas and confetti eggs. The last two are out because we do not want to do anything quite that messy at the end of the day. But a mexican food or dessert is possible or any other mexican craft. Any ideas??? I will probably have at least 4 other adults in the room to help.


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We are on the same story!
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We also have had many weather related issues. I will be out this week a few days and the sub is carrying on my work. Your question makes me want to have nacho chips and salsa after the test! I will watch this thread.
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Have the students make individual pinatas. Use small brown paper bags stuffed with cutup strips of newspaper and candies. Have the students decorate their bags before inserting the newspaper and candies. Tie a string around the bag to hang.
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We are on the same story too
Old 02-20-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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Last year I had a para come to talk that was born and raised in Mexico. She brought one of the eggs. I kept it for this year but somehow it got broken . She is coming again this year to talk but I told her she didn't have to bring an egg. After she was done talking, we had flour tortillas spread with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and baked. (I'm right next to the kitchen.) The kids loved them. But I'm willing to try something else.

How about starting a 1st grade Reading street group??? I noticed that there is a 2nd grade one? Anyone interested?
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I'm Interested.....
Old 02-20-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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in starting a first grade group too! I thought the same thing when I read the question about this story. We're on this story this week too, so I'd LOVE to be involved in another group just for Reading Street. I am already a member of the yahoo groups and would definitely recommend you try them out if you haven't already. I hope we can get something started here!


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Old 02-20-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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We don't have that story anymore, but I used to fix cheese quesadillas during the week of reading it. I'd bring in my large electric griddle, some grated cheese and flour tortillas. Warm them up until the cheese is melted inside, cut into triangle wedges and serve on small paper plates. You could combine that with the pinata project, and play some mariachi music.
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How do we start a new group? And what about the story The Lady in the Moon? My kids find it so hard. It's not my fav either. What do you do for it??
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I would love that!!
Old 02-20-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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I would love to be in a Reading street group!! There aren't many resources out there for first grade's Reading Street! I have found a few but it would be great to help each other!
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Thank you!!!
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Awesome ideas ladies! I think I will bring in my skillet and warm up some tortillas with butter and cinnamon. And maybe make some papercup maracas. Two simple activities that aren't too messy.

I would love to have a 1st grade Reading Street group! I think all we have to do is ask for one.

I was talking with one of my team teachers about The Lady and the Moon and I think I am going to teach the skills for the week but not the story. I am going to pull out the old series and pick a story to use as a replacement. There is no reason we all have to suffer through a bad story. They just don't get the abstractness.
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We're on Lady in the Moon next week...
Old 02-20-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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and I'm not looking forward to it. The bad thing is, we can't skip the story.

When we did Mama's Birthday Present, one of my little girls said "He is reminding me of something evil....I think it's Chucky!" I had to share that with my fellow first grade teachers and reading coach. So now, we will all think of Chucky when we are reading about sweet little Francisco!

I would love a First Grade Reading Street group!


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I would also love a First Grade Reading Street group!!!
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I am also interested in a first grade Reading St. group.. So how do we start one-anyone know?
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Yes..I would also. I really do not like Unit 4 of Reading Street. The Lady in the Moon is sorta weird to the kids. I always have a harder time with this unit than the others. I am constantly trying to find different station ideas that go with the theme of each story.
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Try http://littlebooklane.com/SF1.htm
The site has all kinds of activities for each story in first grade Scott Foresman.
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