Monday, November 1, 2010

Week of October 25, 2010!

Second graders were introduced to my favorite book of all, The Widow's Broom, by Chris VanAllsburg. He is also the author of The Polar Express and Jumanji, which were both made into DVDs. We enjoyed listening to the story and providing details as to how the broom was able to for yourself!
First Graders enjoyed the remake of There was an old lady, except this was titled, There was an old monster, written by Rebecca, Adrian and Ed Emberly. We discussed what illustrators do and aterwards students were given a sheet of paper and crayons. As I read, Go away big, green monster, by Ed Emberly, students had to draw what they thought the illustration would look like. Upon completion of the book, I reread the book for the students to view so they could compare their illustration with the actual drawing of the illustrator. We all have different ways of visualizing a story....
Kindergarteners read Boo to you, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. We also discussed illustrations and how many illustrators/artists use different mediums in their creations. As a follow up we read Pumpkin Heads to compare the many ways pumpkins are carved.
Fifth graders continued with their scientific sketches (see previous post).
Third and Fourth graders continued with their dissection of the dictionary and experienced the book, Velcome, written and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. What a very scary story....not:-) ha, ha....
Enjoy your weekend!
Happy Reading,
Mrs. Wetherell