Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Make them beg!

Greeting from the Beach!  

I'm on Fall Break!  It feels so incredible to de-stress and do nothing but read for pleasure and listen to the waves. I've read one trashy romance novel a day so far.  Haha!  The weather here in Florida is GLORIOUS!  When I left Tennessee it was 40-something and raining!  Yuck!  

I was sooo mean to my sweeties last week.  They returned from library on Tuesday and found this:

I had pulled out all of my Halloween and Fall books and put them on the shelf at our carpet area.  And wrapped them in caution tape!  They were so excited and immediately wanted me to start reading them.  Nope. Not yet.  Not happening.  

I made them wait for 2 days.  They were dying! They BEGGED me to start reading these books.  It's amazing when they are begging for books instead of games or movies.  Before I took the tape off or read even one book, they had to complete this page:

Frame from Jen Jones at Hello Literacy

You can snag the file by clicking picture above.  I starred the word predict because we are working hard to add it to our vocabulary.  I hope you can use it!

Off to sunscreen up and pick out my book for today.  Blessing to you!


  1. Such a cute idea! I am glad you are enjoying our Florida weather! Summers are brutal but I love this time of year! ;) have fun!

  2. The caution tape idea is very clever!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! We're your newest followers!

    We'd love it if you stopped by our blog. We're hosting a pretty sweet giveaway!

    Enjoy your break!

    Halle & Jenna
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade


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