Here's a peek at a few of the activities we've been working on the last few weeks.
We also dug deep into thinking about words. Which words help us visualize and which don't - why? This really helped students pick out the important details in stories.
To wrap up our study on thick and thin questions, we held a Fairy Tale Talk show. After reading Snow White, I invited the characters to our classroom for a question and answer session. You had no idea I had these types of connections, did you?? Let's just say the kids LOVED writing thick questions to ask our guests...and they also loved dressing up as the guests to practice ANSWERING those questions. Some of their questions and answers were precious. This little guy ^^ cracked us up as Grumpy. :)
One of the stories we've read while trying to uncover the author's message is Stephanie's Ponytail. Boy do we love some Robert Munsch! Students had lots of connections to make with this story and they found lots of ways to apply the message of "it's okay to be different" in their own lives.