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/
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.