Today we read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda D. Williams. This is a spooky little story of a little old lady that goes in the forest mushrooms and spices and meets up with different parts of a scarecrow. Ask me to tell you what happens when the scarecrow follows her to her cottage. We discussed the importance of a setting in a story. We talked about the setting being the place and time of the story, and how the setting sets the tone of the story. We wondered if this story would be as spooky if it was set during the day at the plaza at Cabin John, or other places the children suggested. Ask me to show you the two pictures I made of the setting in the story Linda Williams wrote, and a setting I suggested.
Today we had a bus evacuation drill. This drill is to be sure the children know what to do in the event of an emergency on a school bus and how to get off the bus quickly and safely. Ask me to tell you what I learned on the bus.
Don't forget, there is not school tomorrow for students or teachers.
Have a wonderful weekend!