This has been an awesome week of reading and making connections! Chapter 8, The Possible, made us start thinking about things people consider impossible now and wondering what it would be like if they were actually possible. We have created a VoiceThread and are hoping that you’ll join us. Please leave a comment on this post or add your voices to our VoiceThread.
Here is a planning sheet I made to guide our writing. Please feel free to use it in your classroom.
We can’t wait to see what is Possible!
The jellyfish has us thinking…
CLICK HERE to read an article we shared in class from CNN.com about Shin Kubota’s research in Shirahama, Japan with the “Scarlet Jellyfish.”
Here are some of our thoughts on why we would or would not want to live forever. We’ll be adding more as our class finishes their publishing.
Just for some extra fun…
Now it’s your turn to share with us. Would you want to live forever?
We are thrilled to be a part of the Global Read Aloud!
This year, we are reading the book, “The Fourteenth Goldfish,” by Jennifer Holm. Take a look at all of the classes joining us on the map below.
So far, we’ve made predictions and talked about the Nobel Prize. It was fun to learn that our reading was perfectly timed to hear this year’s winners announced.
We’ve been adding to our character list and sharing what we think with others.
Listen in on Jennifer Holm’s book trailer to see if you’d like to read aloud with us.
We’re ready for an exciting new year!
Check out our video newsletter to find out what we’ve been up to. Just to clarify, the Scholastic Book order is due this Friday, September 19. If we reach our goal, every student who ordered this month will receive a free book pick next month! Also, please send in any pictures or flat items that show things your child loves- as soon as possible. These items will be glued, taped down, and possibly cut, so please keep that in mind.
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We are preparing for our last day at STARBASE. Our instructor, Shutterbug, issued us a challenge to memorize the International Phonetic Alphabet. We accepted the challenge and are practicing using this SlideShare. Learn along with us.
How many did you get correct?
Tell us when you think someone would need to use this special alphabet.
Tell us about another language you’ve learned.
Figurative language is fun. We love to find similes and metaphors as we read and use them as we write. Lately, we’ve been having fun with idioms.
She spilled the beans.
You’re pulling my leg.
Step up to the plate.
He let the cat out of the bag.
Idioms are phrases that have a different meaning than the literal meanings of each word by itself.
Listen to this fun song that helped us understand more about idioms.
Share your favorite idiom with us.