Make constellations in a tube. I actually do this a lot when we have a spare tube for my kids and for my former daycare I would take dark construction paper scraps and just put it around roughly flat and use a pin to push in the outline of whatever the kids wanted...Great reward. They love it. Or you can, as I did for the older kids, let them select the constellation and I would punch it in. Great cheap activity to WOW any child.
I recently told my son this. He just can't understand how or why people He thought were his friend's or cared about him constantly act like he did so wrong and they are so much better than him....I just tell him those that really care do so even in your bad or immature times because they know they have their own issues and you have stuck by them through even when it was you being hurt.
I've used this song with my students. It has over 30 similes. I did three activities with it. Allowed them to first just listen to it with the lyrics showing on YouTube. Next, I told them to write as many as they could in their journals while listening to the song. I allowed the kids to pick one of the similes in the song and do an illustration (with help from art teacher). I am going to make a video with their pics using the song! The video is
All of my books mean so much to me as I write them. I fall in love with the couples as they fall in love with each other. But if I did have what some call a "book of my heart", I think it would be this one. Octavia and Ben were with me for nearly a decade before I wrote their love story, and the tale of fear and love that I tell through them drives my heart. Rogues of the Sea ~ Book #3