Wow! The weekend has flown by. This was a very busy weekend for us. We had kid's football, baseball, and diving games/practices, a friend's wedding, church, and my son's baseball team's "Little League Day at the Diamondbacks" game, including a parade with all of the little leaguers at the game. My son was on the edge of his seat the whole time. He LOVES baseball.
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Now for what's happening in my classroom. This week we wrote our fourth quarter book report on "The Lorax". This was a bit of a challenging book for us compared to the other book reports we have done. We stepped up from Beginning, Middle, End to First, Next, Then, Last. We started with a full read aloud the first day followed by a bubble diagram about the Lorax and drawing pictures of First, Next, Then, Last. Here are the graphic organizers we used for that.
The second day we worked on writing the First and Next part of the book report. I gave them a starter sentence and then we webbed with group discussion things that happened in that part of the story. Here are group webs we made:
The third day we worked on writing the Then and Last part of the book report. I gave them a starter sentence again for the Next section and we webbed with group discussion things that happened in those two parts of the story. Here are group webs we made:
I am very proud of the kiddos. They did a great job. For fun, we ended by drawing what we think the Once-ler might look like and describing him and watching the movie.