Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hungry Hoppers - Grasshoppers

Our Imagine It! story this week was called "Hungry Hoppers."  We learned all kinds of interesting facts about grasshoppers.  My students created this writing project to help them remember some of the facts we read about.  Then we made a clothes pin grasshopper.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scarecrow for Hire!

We had a lot of fun this week reading stories about Scarecrows, writing letters to the farmer, and creating our Scarecrows and crows.  The students had to come up with a plan to help the farmer get rid of his pesky crows that keep eating his crops.  Some students took it one step further and wrote back to the Scarecrows form the farmers point of view telling them why he hired them.


We built schema and brainstormed our ideas on this tree map.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kindness Unit…Wrap-Up

This is our final week in our Kindness Unit for Imagine It!  We have done a few projects and the students seemed to really enjoy the stories.  Here are some things we've worked on:

As a unit wrap-up - we made Acts of Kindness hearts.  The students made little "match books" for each story.  They reread the story with a partner and then illustrated an example of kindness from the story.  Inside we wrote a sentence about how that story fit into our Kindness Unit.

Our fifth story was Corduroy.  We made an accordion book that illustrated all the different feelings Corduroy had during the story.  I had a sheet from The Mailbox Magazine of the bear faces that they glued onto their book.

For the story, The Lion and the Mouse, students sequenced events from the story.  The pictures came from an Evan-Moore book.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Elves and the Shoemaker

Our weekly story was: The Elves and the Shoemaker.  We had a lot of fun with this story.  After reading the story, we created our own special Elf and completed a writing activity.  They turned out so cute!