by Wade Hudson
read aloud kindergarten, readability grade 2
Every summer, there is a family reunion at Grandpa Lawrence’s house. Aunts, uncle, cousins, and grandparents visit from great distances to sing, dance eat, and listen to stories. This sentimental story emphasizes the importance of being a member of a family and that families can extend further than the people around you.
Make a family tree accordion book.:
- With the help of parents, have each child come up with a list of names of grand parents, parents, aunts, uncles, bothers, sisters, and cousins.
- Fold up a long piece of paper, cut out from a roll of butcher paper, into enough squares for each relative in the child’s family.
- On each block have students, draw a picture of the relative, and/or what they think the relative looks like. Below this picture write out for them, or have them write “This is my………..(relation, eg: Aunt)………(name, eg: Edna). Work through, Grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, parents, then brothers/sisters. Make sure that the student themselves is also included.
- Have each student present their books to the class.