Week 13 – Something I did over the break (can be related to the holidays, a family trip, a favorite new gift, a book enjoyed with the family, etc.)
Week 14 – Memorize a poem, nursery rhyme, or hymn lyric. Recite for the class. Intro with name and author of poem. Conclude by saying, “I chose this poem because______. Thank you for listening.” (No questions fielded for this presentation).
Week 15 – Present your Gainsborough diorama project (discussed in art the previous week). Explain the elements of your diorama and how you assembled it.
Week 16 – Choose a favorite picture book and retell the story in your own words and style. (Sequence chart suggested).
Week 17 – “What’s in my pocket?” Choose a small object and conceal it in your pocket. Reveal 3 clues one at a time, allowing the class to guess between each clue. The first clue should be subtle, while the last clue should allow most to guess the object.
Week 18 – Choose a favorite expressive passage from a book (can be dialogue or prose). Read it expressively to the class. (Passage doesn’t have to be memorized but can be).