Friday, August 22, 2014

Because of Winn Dixie

We have started our next chapter book with another author study, Kate DiCamillo and the story, Because of Winn Dixie.  We are beginning to work in our Reader's Notebooks and learn to use Literacy Strategies.  Our first strategy was MAKING CONNECTIONS.  We are also learning to identify literary elements (such as character, setting, plot, and theme) and sequencing.  The students are writing 2.6 paragraph summaries for each chapter of the book.  We are enjoying this heart warming story!

Freckle Juice

We had a juicy start to our first literature story with the book, Freckle Juice by Judy Blume.  This is an author that we will study and revisit her books throughout the year.  It was a nice introduction to chapter book reading for the students and we even had some of Mrs. Fannin's Fabulous juice to ensure we have a fabulous year!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August 2014

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!   (yes, that's me singing my new favorite song from The Legos Movie!)

But it's so fitting because we've had an awesome first day!