Vocabulary review: decaying, dull, silver, leak, eager, shed, sincere
Sylvia’s Bike (A story for S)
Sylvia rushed home from school. It was her birthday and the only thing she had asked for was a shiny silver bike. She was absolutely sure she would get it. Her old bike was dull and had a slow leak in the back tire. If you put your ear close, you could hear the air escaping, (sssssss). When Sylvia arrived home, her Nana was there to greet her. "Is my birthday present here yet?" she asked eagerly. "No, just be patient." Said her Nana. Sylvia thought she had better take one final ride on her old decaying bike. She went to the shed and pulled out her bike, along with the tire pump. As she pumped up the back tire, she leaned close and heard the sssss of the air leaking out. She jumped quickly and rode to the corner and back before the tire became too flat to ride. Sylvia went inside and found her Nana making soup and sandwiches for dinner. Her Nana stopped to open the door for Sylvia’s mom. Sylvia’s mom walked in with a box wrapped for her birthday. Sylvia was immediately disappointed. She knew from the size that she did not get the new silver bike. The box was much too small to hold a new bike. Sylvia’s mother handed her the box gave her a hug with a "Happy Birthday" wish. Sylvia slowly opened the box and found a can of silver spray paint and a new back tire. "Let me change my clothes and we’ll go get to work." said Sylvia’s mother. A simple, sincere, smile formed on Sylvia’s face.
Help each student make a one sheet book to take home and read to his or her family.
Pattern: On the first day of summer, I can see a soccer game.
On the second day of summer, I can see a seahorse.
On the third day of summer, I can see a sailboat.
On the fourth day of summer, I can see someone swimming.