We had a busy day! I once again forgot to send home the Read to Me, Talk to Me books. I'll send them tomorrow! Between conferences, finishing up grades for the marking period, and a weather drill, it's been a busy day for me!
We are working on finishing up our weather unit. We talked more about the water cycle and reviewed some of the words that tell about the cycle. We read a Fly Guy information book about weather and discussed how information books don't always look the same. Although this book was introduced by Fly Guy, who is a talking fly, the book really is an information or non-fiction book because of the facts in the book.
In Writing Workshop today we talked more about writing a true story and bringing it more to life by adding talking bubbles. We use talking bubbles to get dialogue in stories at this point. We also talked about slowing down and taking more time on each page of their book instead of rushing just to add more and more pages. We want to include details in the illustrations and text.
We had a weather drill in the afternoon. If we were to have a weather emergency, it's important the students know what to do quickly and again, as with all our drills, be quiet so they can hear any directions. We talked about how to sit and bend down to cover their head and neck with their arms, or if necessary to go into a tucked position on their knees, again covering their neck and head..
Have a great evening!