When school starts back in August... we will be following the frameworks set by the state. Our main read aloud novel will be the Wizard of Oz for the first 9 weeks. I am getting pretty pumped and I've already started preparing!!! Here's what I have started already...
Oz pack from Melonheadz (clip art crush!). I projected it & traced onto posterboard! I have 6 done now... all colored & ready! SO stinkin' cute!!! I also printed some on transfer paper & going to make shirts with different characters!
When the OZ movie was being released a few months ago, I picked up a stuffed Toto at Books a Million. I am also planning on ordering a witches hat from Amazon/Ebay.
Oz pack especially for my firsties... and I can't wait to use all the components when school starts back.... it is full of yummy goodness!
I also made a graphtivity where the kids vote on their favorite character... graph the class results, answer questions about the data, and can make themselves into the characters from the novel! This is going to make an adorable bulletin board... just sayin'.
My last step is to sit down, read chapter by chapter... come up with comprehension questions to make a book companion. I am on chapter 7... at least it's a start! This product will be geared towards the older kidlets... but I am really glad I am taking the time to read it now... it's neat to see the ways that the novel is different from the movie so far!