Homophones

Earier this week we learned about homophones. Words that sound the same, spelled different and mean something different. We read a funny book called Dear Deer.

Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees. There’s the MOOSE who loved MOUSSE and ATE EIGHT bowls, and the WHALE who was ALLOWED to WAIL ALOUD—and that’s just for starters.
     This playful picture book introduces children to the richness of language through the concept of homophones. A romp through the zoo has never been so eye-opening.
Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones
Brendan-I got my eye on you man.
Marquis-I faught the knight in the night time.
Ashley-I saw a hole in the ground and next to it is a whole lot of cotton candy.
Jaiden-I read a red book at my cabin up north.
Kayla P.-Dear dad I saw a deer up south.
Ranata-In a hour me and our friendsare going shopping for some anchovies.
Maggie-Aunt did you squish that ant?
Zoey-I buy a book and the author is by Cam Jansen.

Similes

This week we learned how to write a simile to enhance our writing. We read the book Crazy like a fox a simlie story.

Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story

After the story we tried writing our own. The kids came up with some really good ones!

James-You work as hard as a bear.

P.J.-You’re as buzzy as a bee.

Lexi-You sleep like a rock.

Nichole-Its as dark as the night.

Jenna-It’s as blue as the ski.

Christian-Wild like a monkey.

Drake-Red as a firetruck.

Lindsey-It was as aquamarine as a dolphin.

Kayla K.-Your hair is as glod as honey.

Jaiden L.-It was as red as a volcano.