first grade

Simple Saturday: Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade

Okay, my dear Simple Saturday friends. The guide I'm sharing today has been created for the most delightfully darling early chapter book I have ever read...and compadres, I've read a bushel of them. For real.

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade, written by my partner in crime, Stephanie Greene, and illustrated by cutie-patootie Stephanie Roth Sisson, is the first book in series starring a charmingly complex first grader named Posey, whose persona is altered when she dons her pink tutu. The moment that circle of pink netting wraps around her tiny waist Posey is transformed into --- drum roll, please --- super-confident-ever-invincible Princess Posey!Well, in her six-year-old mind anyway.

The guide I made to compliment this treasure contains not only discussion questions, a compare and contrast activity, a word bank game, and a magic letter 'e' activity, there is a folder game that I'd like for you to take a look at. Access the guide HERE  to get a gander. 

To make the game you'll need a letter-sized manila file folder, glue, a paper clip, a pencil, some game movers, and download the game board. The directions to create the game are all spelled out in the guide. It's fun. Trust me.

I have to say though, that playing the game with the book by your side would be even more meaningful. And, if you have a new first grader who is in any way anxious about going back to school, Posey will help qualm any fears.

She's sweet that way.

Simple Saturday Prep: Back to School Blues

 It's that time again, my friends. Like it or not...back to school is just around the corner.

Take a long look at this bus-load of exuberant smiles, will you? Shoot, that bus is about to topple over with elation.



We get to go back to school!!!!


 Oh, come on. Get real. You know that there are tons of kids whose stomachs knot at the thought of buying a new backpack. For some kids, going to school is arduous...especially for a new first grader!

 I made a guide for a delightful chapter book which deals with the angst of entering first grade.  In the guide is a game that corresponds to various plot points of the book. It's great. You'll love it. I can't wait to show you.

So, I'll see you tomorrow, yes? In the meantime, let me see what I can do the flatten the tires on that derned zip-a-dee-do-da school bus. Sheesh.