Thrid grade students in the Mrs. Dates and Mrs. Fisher class studied countries. Each student made a note saying what they thought the Most Important Thing about their country, after we read Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book. Here is what it looks like in WordArt:
Third grade students in the classroom of Mrs. Miranda and Mr. Monheit created animals, named them, and listed their Most Important feature, after we read Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book.
Students in Mrs. Makow's third grade class wrote an important detail about the country they recently studied, after we read Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book.
Mr. Longbotham's third grade students responded to the Most Important Thing about School, after we read Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book.
Responding to Persephone, Bringer of Spring
Dancing in the Flowers, Declan Cottage of Healing, Zoe Plants Grow Again!, Philip
Spring and Fall, Ava
Bare ground and growth, Caris
Picking flowers, Edward To the Underworld! Matthew Flower, Aliyah
Map of the Crime Scene, Hallie In the Darkness, Jimin In the Field of Flowers, Ruby
A Violet, William Mother and Daughter, Isabelle The pomegranate seeds, Olivia
Snatched, Stella Crossing the River, Zach Crack to the Underworld, Waverly
The Green of Spring Your chariot awaits, Gerald Hades and Pomegranate seeds, Evan
Princess Spring, Mahnez Into the Depths, Blake Spring Blooming, Ashley
Demeter is Sad, Ela Flowers and Sunshine!, Sofia Mom, Josie
Flower, Ruthie Happy, Suly Making a Deal, Sam
Reunited, Saskia Hades, King of Erebus and Persephone, thrones, Jackson Into the underworld, Sebastien
Kidnapped!, Josh Together, Anthony Picking Violets, Ellie
Danger Lurks while picking violets, Alexis Picking Flowers, Julia
The Chariot Awaits, Lauren
I Promise to Return, Isabella The whimsy of picking flowers, Willow
Persephone and the Chariot, Kiara A Bird's Eye View of a Grassland, Ruby The Thrones, Ruby
The Dark World, Blake Rivers of Fire and Darkness, Keegan
The Littlest Voyageur written by Margi Preus pictures by Cheryl Pilgrim
I am sharing this historical, fantasy novel outloud for anyone to wants to hear it. I've read it, and love Jean Pierre Petite Le Rouge and I want to share his story. The historical aspect is the story's setting - 1792 in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, following the Ottawa River from Montreal. The fantasy? Our hero is a red squirrel, and he tells his story.
December, by Eve Bunting
There have been some beautiful responses to this story. I am happy to share some of them, here:
Jimin Sophia Melanie
Caris Ellie Saskia
Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French
Suspense Stories Around the Campfire morning session- Oppenheimer/Bulson 5th grade
Suspense Stories Around the Campfire afternoon session
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
White Bird by R. J. Palacio
Telling stories continues to be the way we connect to each other as individuals and with the universal aspects of being a human being on the earth. Many ways to tell a story - where to start?
Create an Alphabet Organizer with words and images of your choice. Listen for directions for saving. REMEMBER - once you have saved your work, you must come back to this Alphabet Organizer link to continue working.
Sometimes we hear a story and it touches us in such a way that we have to respond to it.
Mrs. Burdick read the book, Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes by Jeanette Winter, to her class. It is a true story. The next day, a student in the class brought in a Dream Box of her own.
Kazu Kibuishi is the author of the Amulet stories. At this link, listen to him talk about where his ideas came from and how they've grown and changed. Click on the link for "video interview". See him in his studio and meet the team that assists his work. There are book trailers for Amulet #1, The Stonekeeper, and Amulet #4, The Last Council.