Family Friday Jimmy the Jellyfish

For this week's Family Friday you will make some beautiful ocean friends, the jellyfish! Read our step-by-step guide on how to create your very own jellyfish decorations. Have fun!

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Teacher Tip Tuesday: English Learner Series Tip #1

How to help your English Learners improve their reading comprehension

If you’ve ever noticed that your English Learners (or any students) can decode like pros, but are not showing the same levels of skill in comprehension yet, read on to see how to use the Footsteps2Brilliance book unit, Get out the Clothes, and a corresponding vocabulary game to help your students thrive!

Teacher Tip Tuesday English Learner Series Tip #1


💡 Note: “Following the stars” of any Footsteps2Brilliance book unit will automatically integrate comprehension and phonics skills while reading.
A recap:

As a Footsteps2Brilliance user, you have access to printable resources in addition to the online book. These resources will allow you to help your students deepen their understanding of the text while developing text-specific vocabulary and decoding skills.

In the teacher edition of Get Out the Clothes, under Vocabulary game, you'll find a print-and-play ready game to play in small groups or one-on-one with your English Learners.

Not signed up? To learn how to provide your class with access to the Footsteps2Brilliance bilingual literacy program, click here, or sign up to speak to a Footsteps2Brilliance expert here.

Sorting Zoo Animals

For this week’s Family Friday, we will play a science sorting game. Children will read about zoo animals in the book Wishes and then have fun sorting the animals by where they live or spend most of their time – in the sky, on the land, or in the water. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Clasificando a los animales del zoológico

Para este Viernes en familia haremos un juego de ciencia. Los niños leerán sobre los animales del zoológico en el libro Deseos y luego se divertirán clasificando los animales según dónde viven o pasan la mayoría del tiempo: en el cielo, en la tierra o en el agua.

¡Lea nuestra guía paso a paso sobre cómo puede jugar esta actividad interactiva con su hijo en casa!

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Letter Shopping At Home!

For this week’s Family Friday, we have a fun and easy activity that will help your children practice their letter names and sounds! Read one of our stories in the Mega Mouth Decoders book series in Footsteps2Brilliance, such as Betsy the Bumblebee. Children will match appropriate letter names and sounds by “shopping” around the house. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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¡Comprando letras en casa!

Para este Viernes en familia, tenemos una actividad fácil y divertida que le ayudará a sus hijos a practicar los nombres y sonidos de las letras! Lea una de nuestras historias en la serie: Mega Mouth Decoders de Footsteps2Brilliance, como Betsy the Bumblebee. Los niños relacionarán los nombres de las letras y los sonidos apropiados al “hacer compras” por la casa. ¡Lea nuestra guía paso a paso sobre cómo puede jugar esta actividad interactiva con su hijo en casa! 

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Make your own banana boat with Anyway Cafe

This week’s Family Friday is a tasty treat for all ages. After reading Anyway Cafe, you will make your very own banana boat! Just like in the story, you can make this desert anyway you want. Read our step-by-step guide on how to make this dessert at home. Have fun!

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¡Haz tu propio barco banana! con Cafe de Cualquier Manera

El Viernes en Familia de esta semana es una delicia para todas las edades. Después de leer Cafe de Cualquier Manera, ¡harás tu propio bote banana! Al igual que en la historia, puedes hacer este postre como quieras. Lea nuestra guía paso a paso sobre cómo hacer este postre en casa. ¡Que te diviertas!

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El planeta tierra y el cielo

Este Viernes en familia vamos a hacer un volcán. Después de leer sobre esta ocurrencia natural de nuestra serie El planeta tierra y el cielo, podrá ver su propia erupción. ¡Diviértase!

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