Today we read a beautiful book about weeds. We found out that weeds are very persisitent and clever. The book is called Weeds Find a Way, by Cindy Jenson-Elliott. We learned how weed seeds are moved all over the place and what makes them continue to grow. Ask me about what makes weeds so clever and persistent.
Our "field trip" to Hawaii today was especially excited. We hang-glided over the islands looking for landforms. We saw sea stacks, the coast, beaches, mountains, and a black rock volcanic beach. Later, we learned how sea stacks are formed when the water from the sea washes away the softer parts of land, leaving the hard rock and pushing the coast back farther inland. If you need a three minute vacation, we strongly suggest you put on your helmet and hang-glide over Maui. Enjoy!
Tomorrow we are off to Alaska!
In writing today, we continued to work on adding details to stories so the reader can create a mind picture. We thought about questions a reader would have to a very "thin" story, and by asking who, when, where and why questions found details that could be added to a story to make it better.
Have a nice evening!