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World Around You

World Around you

Whether you live in a big city or in the countryside, it’s is nice to stop and take time to notice the world around you.  This week’s Summer Solutions activity sends you and your child outdoors to explore the world around you.  The downloadable sheets allow you to use your casual stroll as a pre-writing activity.  To assemble a booklet, simply print one of the sheets and cut it along the dotted lines to make four pages.  Order the pages by number and attach with a staple.  During your walk, help your child record details by filling in the pages of the booklet.  After the walk, help your child verbally describe, draw pictures of, and/or write about the things you saw and experienced together.  These types of drawings and writings can become journal entries, and journaling is a good way to save precious memories while practicing skills that align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS W.K.3, W.1.3, and W.2.3).

Download Country Walk Journal HERE.


country walk picture

Download City Walk Journal HERE.  

city walk picture



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Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. She loves all things Cleveland including the Cleveland Ballet, Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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