Today we read "Charlie Needs a Cloak" by Tomie DePaola. We used Word Bird Strategies to find out what unknown words meant. In this book, most of the words that students did not know the meaning of were words associated with making cloth. In this book, Charlie is a shepherd whose sheep nibble on his cloak. The book shows the process Charlie goes through during fall and winter to make a new, red cloak. Ask me to tell you what a cloak is and what Charlie does to make a new cloak.
We studied pictures to see the tools Charlie would use in making cloth. We will see these things tomorrow on our field trip, and may even get to card some wool.
Please be sure your child is dressed for the weather tomorrow. It looks like we have a stormy night ahead of us, as well the possibility of showers tomorrow. We will be indoors most of the trip, but will be walking between buildings, so children will need to be prepared for wet grass and rain. Please don't forget your child needs a bag lunch. We will not bring anything back with us so anything not eaten will be thrown away.