I hear Spring has come to some parts of the country. We are not experiencing too much of it here. After waking up to three mornings of snow last week, I am happy to settle for rain this week. Occasionally the sun peeks out and I run out to catch a few rays. I am looking forward to seeing more of that sun.
April is coming soon and I am using my Spring Break to make some plans. This is the time of year I usually try to focus on non-literal language and metaphors. I saw this pattern for a butterfly here at
http://www.marinmommies.com/ and thought it would be an ideal project. It meets my criteria. It uses a minimum of steps, concept vocabulary and recycled materials I already have on hand. The youngest to the oldest will find the end result enjoyable. I will put them on a Spring Bulletin Board with the following title.
Butterflies are self propelled flowers. R.H Heinlein.
It will lend itself to a discussion of what makes up a metaphor and if they can find more to add to the board.
I am having so much fun using StoryKit to make sequenced directions I decided to use it once again. StoryKit is a free apt that allows you to make an edit your own books. On an Ipad it has actual pages rather than the story board format.
The link for the butterfly directions is here.
There is no audio at this point. I will have some of my students add audio when I get back from Spring Break.
Here is a picture of the butterflies. I will put a picture up of the bulletin board when that gets completed.