After reading Scholastic News-In the Dark of the Night, the students drew a diagram of a bat.
During our bat unit, we also read some fiction books. We read Stellaluna and compared fiction and nonfiction. We studied the structure of fiction books and identified characters, setting, problem and solution.
|Ready Freddy is always a favorite!|
Our next nonfiction story was The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin from our reading series. After reading the story, we completed a sequencing activity and discussed fact and opinion. Our next activity was to use adjectives to describe the outside of a real pumpkin. We then cut open the pumpkin and listed adjectives to describe the inside of the pumpkin.
Gross was a popular adjective! We scooped out the inside of our pumpkin and carved him a happy face. We washed the seeds and the students all took home a little bag of seeds.
The next day, we had pumpkin dip. The students loved it!
As a writing activity, we wrote a friendly letter to our Jack-O-Lantern. The letters were adorable! The best part-- Jack-O-Lantern wrote them back! What a fun day!
Jack-O-Lantern got to stay for our Halloween party. It has been a busy and fun couple of weeks! Happy Halloween!
|Emma and her mom, Mrs. Wallace, at our party.|
|What a great class!|