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Updated: Feb 13

The parent / teacher and child will:
  1. Read the story of the month “ARTISTIC MISTAKES”. PreK-2: read aloud with a parent. | Grades 3-5: silent read independently

  2. Have your child identify the main idea of the story (tell the story in their own words).

  3. Ask your child to explain a time when making a mistake helped them learn useful skills.

  4. Ask your child to explain and time when they really enjoyed doing something but didn’t like end result? (example could be playing a sport/game but in the end loosing).

  5. Discuss the 5 vocabulary words on the bottom of page 5 with you child.

  6. Have your child re-tell the definitions of the 5 vocab words in their own words.

  7. Gather any paper images from around your house that you like to look at and make a collage out of these favorite images (Old photos, Newspaper or magazine pictures, fun scrap paper. Etc.) Frame the collage or hang it in a place you will see often to remind you that it is ok to make mistakes and that they can even be beautiful and fun!

  1. Exhibit - to offer or expose to view; present something to public view. An object or a collection of objects shown in an exhibition, etc.

  2. Eager - having or showing strong desire or interest; longing impatiently. Synonymous: enthusiastic, desirous.

  3. Inaugural - of or relating to an inauguration: to make a formal beginning of.

  4. Hoof - the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc.

  5. Trotter - a pig’s foot

  6. Crumpled - wrinkled, crushed.

  7. Outspoken - said or expressed with honesty and openness

  8. Pace/pacing - walking in slow, regular steps

  9. Gathered - to bring or come together into one group, collection, or place.

Follow-up/Enrichment Activity:

Mono-print Making by Mr. P

You’ll need: gel press plate, briar, paint, paper, baby wipes.

If you don’t have gel plate, make prints without it, using random items with interesting texture.

Watch this amazing step by step lesson of making mono print by the fabulous Mr. P.


  • Identifying one’s emotions

  • Having a growth mindset

  • Developing interests and a sense of purpose


  • Managing one’s emotions

  • Exhibiting self-discipline and self-motivation

  • Using planning and organizational skills

Responsible Decision-Making:

  • Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness

  • Identifying solutions for personal and social problems

  • Learning to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, and facts



The student reads grade-appropriate texts independently.


The student is expected to use appropriate fluency (rate, accuracy, and prosody) when reading grade-level text.


(B) generate questions about text before, during, and after reading to deepen understanding and gain information with adult assistance;

(D) create mental images to deepen understanding with adult assistance

(E) make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance;

(G) evaluate details to determine what is most important with adult assistance;

Response Skills:

(A) describe personal connections to a variety of sources;

(D) retell texts in ways that maintain meaning;

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