It's never a good idea to step into a classroom without clear, ready lessons. But, one day last fall it happened. I knew we were going to build a treasure box, but I really needed a way to set this up. I immediately thought of a pirate book! The book I was thinking about is a Mem Fox book and I didn't have a copy. So, I went to the bookshelf and pulled out a book randomly and a new challenge was born. Dare I say it worked like magic?
That's right- magic - just like pulling a rabbit out of a hat! I promise this technique worked and it will work for you, too. It's so simple.
- Read a picture book.
- Laugh about it and mention parts in particular. (More about that later.)
- Tell kids what they will build.
- Use materials you already have.
- Share! (Be sure you have a sharing time at the end of the building time!)