I wish I was better at reading poetry with my son, but it is definitely something I need to work on. Lemonade Sun and Other Summer Poems by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist is a wonderful book of poetry for the summer. This book made it very easy to read some poetry this week because it had poems about all of the things we have been doing and reading about this summer. There are some wonderful poems about lemonade, fireworks, bugs, jump ropes, and bubbles!
The poems about lemonade use such terrific adjectives that I decided this would be a perfect book to talk about describing words!
First, I pointed out some of the words that were used to describe and help us picture lemonade and ice (frosty, light, sweetness, light). I also asked my son what kind of words he would use to describe lemonade.
I made some lemonade play dough earlier in the week using the kool-aid play dough recipe from The Idea Room. It is so easy to make and I haven't messed up one batch since I started using this recipe. Today we used lemonade and pink lemonade of course!
The boys were very excited to do a project at our new kitchen table. I, on the other hand, was nervous! I will have to get over it.
My six year old didn't know what to stamp so I told him to stamp some words that he thinks of when he thinks of lemonade. Sour was the word he came up with and he spelled it on his own!
My three year old was stamping the letter L for lemonade.
Some simple play dough play was just what we needed in between a concert in the park and an evening at the pool!
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