Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tomorrow is a huge, happy, huggy, historic day...

When you use a string of words all starting with the same consonant that is called, "illiteration." It is fun to find and record words starting with the same letters and give your kids the proper literary term for it. "Alliteration" is the noteworthy word that we are playing with today. Make a card and print Alliteration on it and stick it on the fridge. Your kids will be so happy to know such a significant word and tell others about it. When this term comes up in school guess what? Their hands will shoot up first because you have exposed them to the term. Other words for that category could be: mom, marvelous, mine, maiden, masterpiece etc.
Tomorrow is indeed a great day in the life of a family. It is Mother"s Day. Mom who is the heart of the home is honoured for her role. It is a time to kiss, hug, encourage, and bless your mom. I know that elementary schools always have projects for their kids to do so they can make and bring special gifts home to mom. Do not forget to send a special card, bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates to her if you have not already done so. Other gifts can be non-material like an email, a text, n ecard or the very best - a homemade card made with crayons or coloured pencils sealed with a kiss,hug and smile and personally delivered. You don't always have to spend money to make your mom feel like she is queen, remember that. The old-fashioned way comes from the heart and those gifts are made with tender loving care.

Here are some books that are perfect for this occasion:

1. Fancy Nancy's Marvelous Mother's Day Brunch by Jane O'Connor

2. No TIme for Mother's Day by Anderson

3. Blessing for a Mother's Day" Treasures of Motherhood by Ruth Bell Graham

The next three I used in my classroom with much success.

4. The Mother's Day Mice by Eve Bunting

5. My Mother Is Weird by Rachna Gilmore ***this is priceless****

6. Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy ****another winner****

If you haven't got these books in your collection for tomorrow make a point of getting some copies for next year. Remember there is a book for every occasion and this is a big one! Read on.
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