Monday, September 20, 2010

Week of September 13, 2010

The display case was changed this week to include books about bats and owls. Since fall is basically here I wanted to fill the case with non fiction books. The kindergarteners are in the process of learning the differences between fiction and nonfiction and I am just as excited as they are when they are discovering information about different subjects. We have paired text sets about snakes, goldfish, and dinosaurs.
First graders are continuing to choose beginning chapter books since we have been reading about Dragon by Dave Pilkey. We are moving on to the dragon books by Shelly Moore Thomas, paired with homophones. We all agreen this was much harder than opposites! We followed up with a book called, Dear Deer after reading Good Night, Good Knight.
Second graders continued with Patricia Polacco's Meteor and Thundercake (depending on their track).
Third grade is enjoying Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. ew lla evol ti (we all love it).
Fourth graders are completing Roald Dahl's, Danny the Champion of the World.
Fifth Graders are finishing up the Lewis and Clark DVD. From their we will complete a KWL chart which includes the Corps of Discovery, Seaman, problems encountered, and benefits of the expedition.
Happy Reading,
Mrs. Wetherell