Theme: Integrity and Character
Before reading the story, A Bike Like Sergio’s, talk about the book’s cover and title.
- What do the cover and title tell you about the story?
- Who do you think might be the main characters?
- In what ways can money be important to a family?
- Is it so important that you should take money from other people when you don’t have any?
- Imagine that you were given 100 dollars. Draw a picture of some things that you would buy.
- Make a list of your top 3 choices. Write them together in one sentence, using commas to separate them. (Ex. I would buy a sticker book, new shoes, and a LOL doll.)
Use either story.
If you are reading the Segio story, Parents, ask your child how Sergio is feeling at each page. His emotions change throughout the story and you can use each event or action he takes as an opportunity to talk about his feelings.
- Draw a picture of 3 things you would buy with 100 dollars or what you think the lady was going to buy with hers.
If you are reading the Bunny Money story, after hearing a page read aloud, pause and re-read the pages having your child fill in parts of the sentences you leave out.
You can leave out big or small words depending on your child’s reading level. (it will be best to make the video full screen and to turn on the captions for reading the words).
- Start with a full wallet of dollars and take one away each time they have to spend money in the story.
- Draw pictures of what Max bought or wanted to buy when he was with his sister looking for a gift for grandma.
Review sight words before viewing the story.
- While reading the story, look for sight words: a, to, in, me, the, my.
- Pause each page of the story and have your child find sight words.
- You can read the Bunny Money story if the first story is a bit too difficult or fast paced.
Sergio found 100 dollars.
Do you know that it would take 10,000 pennies to make 100 dollars!
Gather some coins from your house or you can print coins.
Put your coins in a cup.
Shake 5 coins out of the cup at a time.
Count your coins to find your total.
Coin Values: Penny= 1 Nickel = 5 Dime = 10 Quarter = 25
Gather some coins from your house or you can print coins.
- Start with pennies and count them until you get to 5 then exchange them for nickles.
- Repeat for dimes and quarters.
- Repeat the process with each coin, counting the amount for the next highest coin.
- Try different combinations if you are looking for a challenge.
- For a bigger challenge, give your child an assortment of coinage and race them make a dollar.
Parents: gather coins and have students sort them by type.
Count each group of coins with your child and talk about which group has more/less.
Build a Bike
Challenge yourself to build a bike using supplies at your house. (tube macaroni, pipe cleaners, beads, straws, bottle cap wheels, popsicle sticks).
Find various items in the house that roll or can be pushed like a bike or car.
Have races between the items.
You can set it up like a tournament and have 2 items compete against each other at a time (i.e., racecar vs. bottlecap and quarter vs. dime).
Have the winners race until you get a champion.
Keep track of your winners and report the fastest item in your house!
Draw a bicycle.
You can trace circular items (like bottle caps) for the wheels, and straight items for the frame (like a crayon or a peice of dry spaghetti).
Yosemite National Park
Pretend you are loading your bicycles up in the car for a trip to Yosemite National Park! Enjoy the beautiful scenery on this virtual tour.
Go to locations listed below and find the following objects per scene:
- Hetch Hetchy: A rainbow, a person, a white car, a waterfall, a bridge, the sun, a pine tree.
- Ahwahnee Hotel: A flag, a ponsettia (red flower/plant), some candles. Count the people. Click the waypoint for the elevator lobby and find the fireplace.
- Half Dome Summit: The snow on the mountains, a backpack, a cliff, a person wearing a hat.
- Nevada Falls: A rainbow, a person wearing a blue shirt, a gaurd rail.
Give your student the mouse or let them use their finger (on a touch screen). Move around the scene themselves to explore each location.
Click on interesting locations.
You can mute the sound if it is overwhelming.
If your student cannot list or label things on their own, have them stop at interesting points and you can label something in the scenery.
Go for a bike ride.
If you don’t have a bike or a safe place to ride, you could lay down on your back and do bicycle legs while counting to 100.
Remember to stretch before you ride your bike.
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Speech & Language
Focus on comprehension.
Answer these 5 W’s about the story “A Bike For Sergio'”
1. WHO lost some money? WHO picked up the money?
2. WHAT should you do if you see someone drop money on the ground?
3. WHEN did Ruben give the money back?
4. WHERE did Ruben find the money?
5. WHY did Ruben decide to give the money back?
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