We had a great afternoon practicing our sculpturing skills. The task was the practice making a sculpture of an American symbol. We analyzed important parts of the symbols then practiced pulling the clay to form the shape of the symbol. This isn't easy! We practiced today but will make the final sculpture Monday. Ask me about what I made today!
In Writing Workshop today we talked about ideas. We started an Author Idea Notebook. Next week I'll put it in my backpack and keep it there so I can add ideas when I am at home and at school. Writers often are inspired by things they see or do so jotting it down in a notebook is a great way to remember the idea and a few important words to use another time in writing.
We read a beautiful book with paintings by Thomas Locker of the water cycle. The book is written in verse so it's not only beautiful to look at, but to also to listen to. Thomas Locker has several books with beautiful paintings and words about nature and we will be reading them later in the year.
Tomorrow the Halloween parade begins at 2:00. Please send costumes in a bag with your child's name on it so we can put their clothes in the bag so everyone goes home with all their clothes!