Activity Corner

ACTIVITY IDEAS

AT HOME OR IN THE CLASSROOM

Some activities are designed to use with an array of books. Others are specific to the Living the Beach Life Series.

Classroom Themes

  • Around the World
  • All About Animals

Reading Comprehension – Pre-Reading – During Reading – Post Reading

  • Tuesday Trivia – Pose questions prior to reading the book.
  • Discuss the cover of the book. Brainstorm as a group about what you think the story is about?
  • Use Tuesday Trivia questions to pose prior to reading so that children think about them as the story is told.
  • Tuesday Trivia – Use the questions from Tuesday Trivia to test children’s comprehension

Creative Writing

  • Friday Fun Facts and Photos can be used to help children start stories of their own
  • List of Apps coming soon for children to make their own digital stories using pictures

Grammar & Social Emotional

A Little Bit of This and That

        Related Links and Resources to tap into

Bring Living the Beach Life Series to life in your classroom and at home. The series that just keeps on giving.

Author Visits

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Would you like the author to come to your school or library?

She loves sharing her stories and helping young readers and writers learn more about the writing process.

Contact us today for more information and booking options.

Email: funeducationskn@yahoo.com

THOUGHTS FROM TEACHERS ON SCHOOL AUTHOR VISITS

Kids writing

“It was great to have Heidi visit Woodholme again this year.  Her classroom visits were fantastic.  She responded to students on an individual level and was able to answer their questions.  During the grade level assemblies, Heidi shared her books and power point, she shared information about the writing process which was most helpful for students.  Having an author share how she gets ideas from real life situations was very meaningful for students.” Michelle Webster, Reading Specialist, Woodholme Elementary

“What a wonderful treat for ALL our students!  Heidi Fagerberg not only shared her books and invigorating tales of life on St. Kitts, she walked our students through the writing process.  Often, students want to write once and be finished.  Mrs. Fagerberg showed them how true authors work with others and make revisions to their work over and over to get the story just right!  Our students realized what goes into writing a book and how they can use events from their own lives and share them in new and interesting ways.  I highly recommend Mrs. Fagerberg to visit your school to read her books!  She entertained, informed, and engaged our students, 1st-5th grade alike, so that they left her excited and ready to pick up a pencil to write!” Colleen McFarland, Assistant Prinicpal, Southgate Elementary

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