Comprehension Question Fans Lately, I've received a few questions about my question fans I used in one of my lessons I wrote about last year. I whipped up this question fan using questions from my persuasive writing unit.
I have to be that way though. First of all - big love to my blog buddy Jen over at: A spirited little girl moves to a new school and dazzles her classmates. She tells amazing "absolutely true" stories about her life. The kids are always completely fascinated by her.
After we all renamed ourselves, we made name tags and wore them all day.
I did an example for myself on the board first and became Libby Michelle for the rest of the day. Can you tell the kids liked this one too?
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Not sure what a "tinkleberry" is, but these two boys were proud to be called that for the day! I also especially loved these graphic organizers.
Each of them seem to cover one month of the school year and a particular writing focus, like fables and poetry. These links will take you to them on Amazon. We also celebrated the International Day of Peace this week.
We made pinwheels from the pattern you can find here. I modified the assembly a bit. We used pencils and I just stuck a thumbtack through the middle of the pinwheel and into the pencil eraser.
Super easy and they came out ca-ute! We have a small Peace Garden on the side of our school. The original plan was to "plant" our pinwheels in the garden, but it seems like every year they get rained on!
So this year we walked out to the garden, took some precious pictures, visited the memorials and garden stones and then took our pinwheels back inside to take home.
A nice little class bonding moment And finally - the boots. I have an adorable little nugget who is really a unique and interesting child. I finally said something to her about them, guessing that they were just her favorite shoes - thinking it would be a good way to get to know her a bit better.
She totally surprised me with her response. She said, "Well, there are a lot of memories in these boots. She showed me something that her sister had written inside the boot. Well, my friends, the weekend is upon us.Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series.
She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. Gooney Bird Greene is the perfect character for beginning of the year 2nd graders! She's a second grader herself, but not just any second grader.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right.
Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Gooney Bird, Boots & Pinwheels I found her Gooney Bird Greene unit on TpT and it is fabulous!
You can find it. I've been starting the year with this book for a couple of years and I had intended on creating a unit of some sort to use with it. It's a great way to introduce writing, as . 10 chapter books that are perfect to read aloud to children ages 4 to 6 years old.
The book list includes a mix of classic and contemporary titles to share.