Funny how it's not so much "finally" over the summer.
I love it and hate it at the same time. Well. I love it about 20 minutes after I'm DONE. I hate it until then. :P
At risk of a bit of language arts and crafts ... could the small size perhaps help move it along to still be creative, still come up with a finished product, and yet get them BACK TO READING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE? Balance. It's a delicate, delicate balance.
Spirit Monkey is on Pinterest! The hats are probably the favorite at my school. Even though the SW-inspired ones are MY favorite. ;) The tags are collected on key rings or loose binder rings. They have all sorts of topics and themes besides reading. Math, character building, manners, mascots, Dad/Mom/Grandparent events, etc. No, I'm not being paid to mention them. Just think they are cool. It would be fun if they would give me some for a giveaway, though.
I do try. Some posts are more successful and useful than others. ;)