Today we analyzed another symbol of the United States. We studied the eagle and looked for important parts, and noticed the similarities and differences in the feathers.
We also reread Come On, Rain by Karen Hesse. This book has beautiful language with descriptive words that make you feel like you are in the hot city, then part of the very welcomed rain. We made a chart to record the senses the author used in her descriptions in the story. Ask me to name the five senses.
Today your child is bringing home a Read to Me, Talk to Me book. This book should be read to your child even if they can read the words. The book has questions to guide a discussion. Please do not write down the answers and return them to me. The purpose of the questions is to guide your discussion, it's not a test. It's great if you can read the book a couple times during the week, or if it's long break it up into two readings. Children need to understand we read books several times or go back to the text to understand the story more deeply. The back of the book also has an activity which is often some kind of art activity. All our homework is optional, but we strongly encourage the reading and discussion. We would love to see the project if you choose to do it so return it in the bag with the book. Please return the bag each week and keep the book in the bag when it is not being read.
I hope you enjoy Read to Me, Talk to Me. It's really a wonderful gift from the PTA and Mrs. Oglesby that we have been able to maintain a good supply of books to be used in this program.
Have a nice evening!