This morning we talked about the No Kid Hungry Bake Sale. We talked about what we are doing, why it's important to work to end childhood hunger, and how raising money for this charity will help children. Tomorrow we will work more with the bake sale and will write a script for advertising over the in-school announcements for our bake sale and raffle.
We went to the chorus concert this morning. The fourth and fifth grade chorus sang songs their teachers picked. We enjoyed the concert and were very respectful of the performers.
We learned about similes today. We listened to the story Quick as a Cricket, by Don and Audrey Wood. The story compares a little boy and his behaviors to different animals. The little boy in the story is actually Don and Audrey Wood's little boy, who grew up to be an author and illustrator like his parents! After we read the poem, we talked about how we could write a poem using similes about someone we love too. We will finish writing and revising this poem over the next couple days.
The children practiced reading their Reader's Theater scripts today. I was amazed to sit and watch how well they worked with their partner(s) and were so self-motivated and focused on reading their part. They are so supportive of each other!
Have a nice evening!