Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Changing the Details

When we change the details of a story-what else changes? That is what I asked my kiddos to think about. We are reading Charlotte's Web, a chapter a day and we are learning about setting. I assigned my students a setting and asked them to imagine the story with that new detail.

Set in the Arctic

Wilbur at the Circus

Charlotte's Web in the Arctic

Set in the ocean


Friday, September 20, 2019

The Best Part of Me

We read two stories about loving ourselves the way we are:

The students decided what part of themselves was their favorite and we took a picture of it. This was their first multi-step project--they had to cut, paste and write.

my earring

Cue the waterworks.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Big Idea of Love

We read the story:

It's about a little girl and her duck (and on a deeper level about parenthood). Love is getting up in the middle of the night to feed your duck. Love is letting your duck fly away when it's time.

I asked the students to write about what the word love means to them: