How I Spent My Summer Vacation
This project will help everyone get a new school year off to a great start while reliving some of the more memorable moments of summer vacation and reading the wonderful story by Mark Teague, How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp. Some kids spend it at Grandma's house. Wallace Bleff spent his out west...on a ride, a rope, and a roundup he'll never forget.
The first activity, My Own Summer Vacation, has a writing focus. After reading the book, students will create their own exaggerated summer vacation story and illustration. Students will then share their work with other classrooms via the Internet.
The second activity, Are We There Yet?, has a math focus. After reading the book, students will use various paper and electronic resources to calculate the number of miles they traveled during their own summer vacations. Classes will then share their total mileage with other classrooms via the Internet.
Both activities will include any necessary resources, worksheets and Internet links needed to complete the project. Are you and your students ready to join Wallace Bleff on his incredible summer vacation?