Saturday, March 16, 2013

Visit from Author Julie Berry

The fourth grade students in our school were lucky to have a visit from children's author Julie Berry.  She gave a presentation to all the fourth graders and then spent the day leading classroom workshops.  
Julie gave the kids many ideas to get their creative juices flowing and how to make their stories original.

The children were so excited to start their own stories after Julie modeled some ideas.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Watt's Up Thomas Edison???

One of our new Common Core ELA Units is called "Figure it Out."  It is about notable people who overcame challenges to become successful in life.  We read about Helen Keller, Leonardo da Vinci, George Washington Carver and Thomas Edison.

We created lap-books about Thomas Edison.  Here are some samples of the student's work.  It also fits in with our electricity unit.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!

We celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday yesterday at school with readers from the Middle School.  They come every year and share their favorite Dr. Seuss book with every class.  I was very happy to see a former student walk into my classroom wearing a hat and whiskers on his face.  He chose "The Lorax."  Thanks for coming Douglas!