Similes are one type of figurative language. They are used to compare two things using either “like” or “as”. We are identifying them in literature and looking for ways to incorporate them into our own writing.
We wrote similes of one of our classmates using the story, Quick as a Cricket, as our model.
Thresa shared the Native American legend about turquoise with us and then we used turquoise and other beads to make necklaces. “Legend has it that the Native American Indians danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become SkyStone or turquoise.”
We created pyramids and prisms using marshmallows as vertices and toothpicks and stirrers as edges. This is a great hands-on activity to discover the parts of geometric solids. We also discovered that shapes constructed of squares and rectangles are much weaker than those made from triangles (a little physics lesson).
Looking for a fun indoor activity? Give your child a bag of marshmallows and a box of toothpicks and watch their creativity!
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