Over the past few weeks we've been learning all about the author Mo Willems. He is the author and illustrator for lots of funny books and characters! We have so far talked about his Knuffle Bunny series and the Piggie and Elephant series. (This week we will finish up with Pigeon books!)
We are focusing on different story elements and the author's craft and style.
We recently made our own Piggie and Elephant puppets and buddy read as the characters! It was so much fun!
Our publishing party was a huge success! Students stood next to their posters and taught all visitors about their animal! They have really worked hard over the last few weeks, so this was a fun way to celebrate and show off all of our research!
For those of you who were unable to attend - check it out! We put together a quick video sharing our favorite fact about our researched animal!
(Sorry a few friends were absent! We missed you Logan F. and Kendall!)
We earned another rock jar party! This time the reward was Miss Petersen coming to P.E.! (Yikes!) Miss Petersen learned that Mr. Dees isn't messing around in there! Even "Fun Friday" was hard work! As one friend so nicely put it..."Miss P., I don't think you've played in a while!"
Enjoy our "before" and "after" selfies! Can you tell we are sweaty and exhausted?! :)
Late post! (Sorry!)
We spent a few weeks doing some in depth research on our ocean animal! We did research with our partner by reading books and using the iPad to check the internet! We learned how to take notes and turn those notes into our own sentences. We learned about our animal's body, food, habitat, and life cycle. We also spent a few days in the computer lab learning how to search for a picture, copy and paste it into a Word document, save it, and print it!
We can't wait to share all of our hard work during our Publishing Party! (Tuesday, April 11th at 2:45!)