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Happy New Year from Practically Speeching! I hope you enjoyed this wonderful break and holiday season! I know I did, judging by the fact that I haven't blogged since Dec 18! Eek!

I go back to work on Monday, and today is a snowy Saturday in NY - that means it's time to get back to business! I left off with the kiddos using my Holiday Synonym Packet before we went home for break, so I may finish up the packet and ride the Santa wave for one more week!

With my kiddos who I finished the packet with, I'm going to use a packet from last year and work on "The Hat" by Jan Brett. I don't like to reuse the same books every year, but I only read this with my second graders last year, and they've since moved up to the other SLP in my building! This packet has EVERYTHING in it. You can find the post on it from last year on the blog here! The gist is:

-"Story socks" for sorting the characters
-Cards with all the characters
-A Timeline to organize the characters
-"Character Socks" to talk and write about each character
-A "Dirty Sock" game featuring "what would you do" questions related to the story
-A "Story Box" organizational worksheet
-Vocabulary and Definitions from the story
-Vocabulary "Clothes Line" game involving Sentence Fill-ins, Definitions, and Word Match.
-3 Story Rewrite worksheets
-A "Write YOUR Story" worksheet 

SO we're going to be super busy until we start Valentine's Day! :) Be sure to download this great packet HERE on TpT

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