Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Celebrating Imaginations and Inventiveness!

Hello Everyone!

Next week we will be finishing up our inventors unit in social studies, with a celebration of students' inventions and creations.  We will also celebrate imaginations by reading about two fiction characters and one historical figure who all happen to be girls! Meggie Moon by Elizabeth Baguley, Have Fun Mollie Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell, and Marvelous Mattie by Emily Arnold McCully are the three books we will focus on and I'm happy to share a quick little unit which emphasizes asking questions before, during and after reading to help with comprehension.  The unit also has a quick little venn to compare the three characters and a hands on visual for kids to show off their imagination and creativity.


The little unit is about 15 pages with lots of opportunity for writing and connecting. 

If you missed the unit on inventors you can get it again!  Click here!!

I hope reading these selections will help kids to embrace creativity and to not give up on their ideas!! 

You Go, Kids!!! 
Can't wait to see your inventions!!
If you are a follower of this blog, stay tuned for pics of creativity in action!!


  1. Looks fantastic. My kinders just finished listening to Molly Lou and loved her.

  2. This is a great unit, Nancy. I teach in NSW Australia and one of our core units is called Now and Then. These activities will fit in beautifully. I haven't heard of these stories but I'm off to Book depository to purchase them. Thanks heaps for sharing your wonderful work. I really appreciate it.


  3. Thank you so much for the free packet! It looks great!! We will be celebrating inventors (African Americans) during February, so this will fit in perfectly.

  4. Every time I read your blog, I think "Man, so smart!" Brilliant, really. I am amazed. Thank you for continuously sharing all of your fabulous ideas.


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