December 6, 2014: Book Treasure Book

This week’s Book Treasure book is Franklin’s Christmas Gift.  Yesterday, your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a little gift wrapped box. Please make sure that you return your retelling sheet by next Tuesday. Please make sure that you are writing down a detailed retelling. You should be including characters, setting, problem, solution, and main events. You should be using the back of the retelling sheet if you run out of room. Also, the students should be writing down their retellings, not the parents. Thanks!!! If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

November 7, 2014: Book Treasure Book

This week for our Book Treasure book we read Stone Soup, written by Ann McGovern. Yesterday, your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet and a stone to keep in their treasure chest. Please make sure that your child returns their retelling sheet and their envelope by next Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

October 26, 2014:

This week our Book Treasure book was, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, written by Linda Williams. On Friday, your child should have brought home their retelling sheet and their Book Treasure envelope. The treasure this week was made by the students, it’s a standing forest with the things that the little old lady saw, glued on in the order that she saw them. They also have a puppet of the little old lady to move through the forest.  Please make sure that the retelling sheet and envelope  are returned to school by next Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story, please click on the video below.  Thanks and enjoy listening to your chid’s retelling of the story.

October 19, 2014: Book Treasure Book

This week our Book Treasure book was Stellaluna. On Friday, your child should have brought home their retelling sheet, envelope, and a bat ring. The bat ring should go in their treasure chests to help remind them of the story. The retelling sheet and envelope are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again before you do your written retelling just click on the play button below. If you would like to leave your retelling here as a comment, just click on the word “comment” below the video. On the retelling sheet, write the word “blog” and turn it in to me by Tuesday,

October 11, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Yesterday we read a wonderful book called, Boogie Bones for our Book Treasure book. Boogie Bones, a skeleton who loves to dance, longs to show his stuff beyond the graveyard’s iron gates but is a little intimidated by people. One night he enters a dance contest at the Town Hall, disguising himself with a hat and tuxedo. All goes well until he launches into the lindy hop and wriggles and jiggles right out of his clothes. Onlookers are aghast to see a skeleton in their midst. Only a small girl is unafraid to dance with him, and her courage inspires everyone else to clap along. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a rubber skeleton. Please have your child write a written, detailed retelling of the story. Envelopes and retelling sheets are due back by Tuesday. The skeleton should be kept at home in their treasure boxes. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

October 3, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Today we read our third Book Treasure book. It was Big Pumpkin, written by Erica Silverman. The students should have brought home their Book Treasure envelope with their retelling sheet and a little pumpkin to put in their treasure boxes. Please have your child retell the story to you. I have put on a podcast (an audio recording) of the story. If you would like to listen to the story, just click below. Please make sure to return your retelling sheet and envelope by Tuesday. We will be doing another Book Treasure next Friday.

September 27, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Yesterday, we read Apple Trouble for our Book Treasure book. In this book, Hedgehog has finished building a cozy nest for winter. Unfortunately, a ripe apple falls from the tree above and gets stuck in her spines, making it impossible for her to fit in her new digs. She has several friends to whom she can go for advice, but their instructions simply make her situation worse. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a little apple. Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday. The apple stays at home in their treasure boxes. If your child would like to listen to the story again before they do their retelling, just click on the video below.

September 20, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Yesterday, we started doing our Book Treasure Books. Our first story was Owen, by Kevin Henkes. Your child should have brought home their brown envelope, a retelling sheet and a little yellow felt square. The yellow felt square is the Book Treasure. It is to help your child remember the story. They need to do a written retelling of the story on the sheet that they brought home. The retelling sheet and envelope are due back to school by Tuesday. The yellow felt square should be kept in their treasure boxes at home. If your child does not return the retelling sheet and envelope next week, they will not get the next book treasure. If your child would like to listen to the story again, just click the play button below. If you would like to see a picture of us with our treasure chests, just click on “treasure chest” over on the left hand side under “Pages”.

 

May 30, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Today, we read The Rainbow Fish, written by Marcus Pfister. The Rainbow Fish is about a little fish who thought he was too good to play with the other fish. He learns his lesson about sharing. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet and a “shimmering scale” to put in their treasure chest. Your child needs to write a detailed retelling of the story. Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click below to watch a video of it on Storyline Online.

May 16, 2014: Book Treasure Book

This week we read a wonderful story called, The Big-Wide Mouthed Frog. It is a traditional tale, illustrated by Ana Martin Larranaga.  In this story, a big wide-mouthed frog asks every creature he meets what they like to eat, but when he meets a crocodile he doesn’t like the crocodile’s answer. Today, your child should have brought home their retelling sheet, envelope and a frog for their treasure chests. Please help your child retell the story, this one is great for sequencing. Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.