Lightning in a Jar

Friends~As I type there is a rip roaring storm going on outside my window.  It is a perfect night to jump back into my Patricia Polacco author study.  I am planning into the next week with a fantastic book all about family reunions and fireflies...When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco.  

I love this story because it hits very close to home with me.  I spent my summers at my grandparent's house catching fireflies in mason jars.  It is truly an art of patience.  This book paints vivid visualizations for your students to begin to comprehend and make connections.  It the perfect read aloud for students!  The story spins in a circle and wraps itself up perfectly.  

After we spend time reading and discussing this book we make an adorable craft with Firefly Poetry.  Check them out below!

They are so simple to make.  Just click below and I will walk you through the process.  I love having them on my bulletin board for the end of the year.  

Grab a Free copy of my Firefly Poetry Jars by clicking below!

If you are loving this have to check out my When Lightning Comes in a Jar Book Study!  It is 55 pages of reading and writing fun! 



  1. How FUN! Look how cute you are in that video:)
    The Moffatt Girls

  2. Thanks Annie! I am just getting my voice back so I was a little worried that I sounded a bit scary:)


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