Journaling is a powerful educational tool. Whether drawing pictures or writing paragraphs, journaling after a story reinforces what has been learned. Dr Seuss' book And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street is a great book to encourage story journalling with. Read And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street with your child.
It sounds like a fun and exciting place to live to me. Have them follow up with what they saw on their own street. Encourage them to make it more fanciful- see if that red Ford Focus can become a sleigh pulled by a purple moose, maybe the neighbors dog is a ferocious man eating lion carrying a magician.
If your children are smaller, have them dictate to you what they see and write it down for them, exactly as they tell it- what a powerful way to introduce children to pre-reading and writing skills. Seeing their own words in print is empowering and fosters confidence. You can also use the My Street Journal idea for the younger ones.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Unit Study while here!
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- Paper Tube Binoculars
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- My Street Journal
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- Create A Creature
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- Geography Journey
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- Oh The Animals Snack
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- Stop Light Treats
- Mulberry Street Unit Study- Sensory Bin
You'll have such great fun on Mulberry Street!