"Red chirped with glee and soared over the singing crowd!" was the cheerful ending to Red and Lulu, a book recited by its author, Matt Tavares. We had a fantastic book fair culminated by the author's celebration. This book described a festive tale of two birds whose home tree was uprooted and transported to New York City to serve as the Christmas tree for Rockefeller Center.
This work and other stories were the highlight of another informative and entertaining book fair. We were delighted to hear several author readings, but it was most interesting to learn how his book was created. Matt described the process of writing and editing his story. He masterfully recreated illustrations from the book, beginning with the most basic shapes such as triangles and circles. He effortlessly sketched the red cardinal from his book right before our eyes. The students were astonished. A fun time was had by all!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Chapter 5- Shapes and Patterns continued
-Differentiating between the plane and solid shapes
-Identifying solid shapes in real life objects
-Reviewing activities for addition, subtraction and fact families
-Learning vocabulary- cylinder, rectangular prism, cube, pyramid and cone
-We're All Wonders by R. J Palacio
-Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares
-Frog and Toad- The Garden- Read to the class by Emma, Ezra and Finn
-Learning to divide and read two syllable words
-An introduction to reading open and closed syllable words
-Practicing words with beginning and ending blends
-Writing two syllable words (napkin, bathtub)
-Writing sight words in sentences-put, was, her, do, were,
-Reflecting on our visit with the author Matt Tavares
-Sequencing the events from the beginning, middle and end of the story Frog and Toad -The Garden
-Taking a deeper look into our FA Bees such as being KIND and being RESPECTFUL. Together we have been discussing expected and unexpected behaviors and how our actions and behaviors may affect other people. In addition, I have been presenting fictitious scenarios of conflicts that could occur in class or on the playground. We have been working as a team to offer possible solutions to solve the problems peacefully.
-Sharing- We're all Wonders by R. J Palacio- A story about a young boy who longs to be accepted. This book emphasizes the importance of being kind and accepting the unique qualities of all people.