Today we started working on our gifts for Mother's Day. I wish we had lots of time to do fun projects, but we don't (I know you feel me on that one), so I decided to have my kiddos create books on why their mom is the best. This would incorporate opinion writing and text features -- plus, what mom wouldn't cherish a book like this.
Our first step was accomplished thanks to this wonderful (and FREE) planning guide. Casey Hallett created it and you can CLICK HERE to download it from her TpT store. There's more to her product than this one page, but that's all I used for this activity (I'm almost out of copies for the year, so I'm trying my hardest to only copy what is absolutely necessary).
We then turned our planning sheet into an amazing book.
We discussed how some books are dedicated to people, so we all dedicated our books to our moms.
Each page in the book has a reason and matching illustration as to why their mom is the best.
Tomorrow we're going to add two more pages. One page will compare and contrast their personality characteristics with their mom's and the other will compare and contrast their physical characteristics. I'm including that information because we've started our Life Cycles & Genetics Unit and this is one of the standards.
In addition to the book, we also made these adorable magnets. And yes, every year I always make my mom the same presents my kiddos make theirs. And every year, my kiddos ask me why I'm making stuff for my mom -- you never stop loving your momma, no matter how old you get.