Are your kids crazy for vehicles of every kind? Than be sure to check out Alison Goldberg's I Love You for Miles and Miles. Plus, Mother's Day and Father's Day are right around the corner. If you're looking for a new gift to send home with your students, check out the metaphor actvity below.
Activity Name: Miles and Miles of Metaphors
Activity Description: Use the Ellison machine to cut out various vehicles. Take photos of your students pretending to drive vehicles. Have them glue the picture of themselves on top of the vehicle cut outs. Then, use the corresponding metaphor from I Love You for Miles and Miles. Here's one of them:
"My love for you is
Tougher than the toughest tractor
Planting crop after crop,
Helping through mud and muck."
For older students, they could write their own metaphor based on any obeject they feel passionate about from a variety of subjects such as animals, places or characters.
Author Website: alisongoldberg.com/
Illustrator Website: myamada.com/
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.