Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just Say "Yes"

Saturdays are great!
No school. No work. No schedule of activities.
It's almost as good as a "Yes Day".

Well, that's not exactly true. There is the obligatory room cleaning and sheet changing on Saturday, and the occasional weekend homework assignment. It's not truly a "Yes Day", but it's still pretty great at our house.
This full of fun account of one child's day is a great read aloud by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Each page poses a question and the following page answers via illustration.
Just say "Yes" to a good book today!

Writing Extension Idea:
Ask you child to brainstorm some of the requests (crazy or not) they might make on a "Yes Day". Write what they dictate to you, or encourage them to write the list themselves if they're ready. Post it on the fridge and mark the calendar for a special date. Seeing their requests in writing shows the power of print and connects it as a real and relevant tool for communication.

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