I don’t know about you but I am ready for summer! For this weeks literacy snack idea, we’re talking blueberries which just means summer to me.
Each summer, we go up to Washington to visit my dad and step-mom for a week. Each year we spend an afternoon picking blueberries together and eating way too many as we go.
We come home and make a blueberry pie for dessert and then I take loads of blueberries back home on the plane with me and freeze them to use throughout the entire year. It’s fantastic memories for our family especially since it’s not something we can do in Arizona!
So onto our literacy snack, this week we’ll be reading Blueberries For Sal, by Robert McCloskey. It’s about the adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. My favorite part is the kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk in the book which truly is the sound of picking blueberries.
So of course for this week’s snack, we’re having blueberries!
a handful of blueberries for each student
Since we’re not actually making/creating anything this week, we give the blueberries to the students and talk about them. We describe how they look, and how they taste. You’ll be surprised how many kids have never even tried a blueberry!
While they students enjoy their blueberries, I made a free printable for them to work on. The students will get to draw a picture of either Sal and her mother or Little Bear and her mother collecting the blueberries.
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
I hope your students enjoy this fun summer treat and reading this classic book.
See you next time!