Dirt and Mud: Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you. One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.
Dirt and Mud: There’s nothing like playing in the mud! Print this page and use it to write a story about a time that you played in the mud.
Essay prompt: Each of the earth’s layers provides clues as to its history. What do your layers tell us about you?
Poetry prompt: Use anaphora (beginning successive lines of poetry with the same words) to give the feeling of moving through layers (see Whitman’s “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16404 for an example).
Lifestory prompt 1: (Monday) There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty. Tell about a time you were surprised by a mess.