Today we read and talked more about how we can take care of our home, the Earth. It is so exciting to hear what families are doing already. Two big ideas came out of our discussion and reading today. We talked about reducing. Ask me to tell you what the word reduce means. We know that we can be more careful about what we buy and think about if we really need to have it. We also talked about animals, and how what humans do effects the lives and survival of animals. We read the book, Hey, Get Off of My Train, by John Burningham. This book was about a little boy who takes an imaginary train ride through different parts of the world. Animals beg to get on the train because their survival is being threatened. Ask me to tell you about the animals and why they were getting on the train.
We wrote to tell about what we love about our Earth today, what we already do to help take care of our Earth, and what we can do to be even better stewards of Earth. We are working hard to make our writing easy for others to read. We talked about making sure as we work, we focus on using capital letters at the beginning of sentences, using punctuation and spaces between words, and making our writing and illustrations easy for our reader to understand.
We read The Three Little Pigs today. This version is a little different from the traditional version, but the ending is the same. We know folk tales have someone being tricked in them. Ask me to tell you how the third little pig tricked the wolf in this story.
Don't forget, tomorrow is Election Day and we do not have school. I was reminded several times as I forgot and said tomorrow we will do this or that, but I will remember tomorrow morning!
Have a nice evening!