We’ve begun reading a new book together in class, The Secret Zoo, by Bryan Chick. This story has an exciting beginning that’s not to be missed! This VoiceThread is for our Techie Kid who was out of school last week. You are welcome to listen in on the beginning of our adventure, too!
This is a Student Post by Danielle, one of our incredible fifth graders. Read on to learn about a wonderful program she was able to be a part of.
We’ve been talking about a new vocabulary word, symbolism.
First, we looked for the root word, symbol. Then, we started to make connections.
We knew that a symbol is something that represents something else.
Our class pair-shared their examples and shared as a whole class. Some of the connections we made were to the wolverine being a symbol of our state as our nickname, The Wolverine State, and the mascot for the University of Michigan. Other Michigan state symbols shared were, the white pine as our state tree, the robin, and the Petoskey stone.
We thought about our nation’s symbols, like the bald eagle and our stars and stripes flag.
After this discussion, we looked at the end of Chapter 21 in, The Fourteenth Goldfish.
Ellie dreamed about candles.
Here are some of the ideas we came up with.
Do you have any other examples of symbolism to share with us?
After reading chapter 15 of our novel, The Fourteenth Goldfish, we were curious to learn more about real lab assistants. Take a look at the video that we shared together in class. Then, share your ideas with us by adding a sticky note to our LinoIt board.
What do you think was the most interesting part of the Lab Assistant’s work?
What kind of research is interesting to you?
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!