What a great idea! I will have to try this....although Collin is now reading 500 page books, and it might take awhile to "grow leaves" but that is ok with me...he is reading and that is what is important!Now...you need to make this in "cookie" form!
We had that problem too! Jack's best friend just finished Harry Potter, so of course he wants to read it too, but that would only be one leaf for all those pages!! We settled on a leaf per chapter! Chapter 5 should be finished today!
See...that is why you are a genius! What a great idea...the book he is reading right now has 52 chapters...I will have a full tree in no time!
Such a cute idea, Lizy. Kids definitely need a fun inducement for summer scholastics. I bet Jack will grow up and share this idea with his kids (it's a keeper!). Best.
This is a great idea! I loved that you had a little helper in making the tree too! Ill have to start one of these when my kiddos are older. Love it!Im stopping by from the Frugal girls. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party! http://thegrantlife.com/link-party-financial-friday-718/
This is a very good idea. I love to read too and my son too. For my daughter, it's a little less attractive :)Your tree is really beautiful !
Love his smile! He reminds me of my Matt when he was that age... Terrific idea on the Reading Tree!!!
You and Jack are so cleaver! This is an awesome idea and I bet teacher would love it! You go JACK!!!
We love reading too...and just recently read the rocket book. It's cute! Grace, my 5-year-old, is really into reading Nancy Drew. She loves mysteries. Cecelia (almost 2) loves anything with ABCs. This reading tree is a great idea!! We might have to make one!!!
Everything about this idea speaks to my "mother" heart.....remembering when my 2 boys were Jack's age, their best efforts at printing, their pride at finishing a book, their desire to read more......and to my "teacher" heart.....I'm already thinking about how to adjust this idea to accommodate leaves for 35 students. Thanks for another great post!
what an awesome idea!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!Lauren
Aww, this is such a great idea! And the tree looks wonderful!Julie @ This Gal Cooks
What an awesome idea, I love it!
This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)
Brilliant idea, Elizabeth! And attractively implemented too. What happened to "Jack-Jack's" sweet curls?! (I think his printing is pretty good for an almost first-grader.)-Karen (Barb's sister)
Brilliant idea, Elizabeth! And attractively implemented too. What happened to "Jack-Jack's" sweet curls?! (I think his printing is pretty impressive for an almost first-grader.)-Karen (Barb's sister)
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