Today my intern, Rachel Christy, was working with a small group of my Learning Gardeners who didn't quite have a good understanding of contractions yet. She used a clever activity she found on Pinterest and made this weekend out of paint swatches. It was a good hands-on way to clear up their confusion about contractions.
I used paint swatches to make the kids some bookmarks for St. Patrick's Day. I talked to them about some places in the world where children don't get the chance to go to school and learn to read.