Monday, May 13, 2013

Reviewing story elements

Today, we reviewed story elements by creating book posters that featured characters, settings, and plots for some of our favorite stories. The students worked in groups, and each group created a poster that represented the book assigned to their group. Overall, our finished posters featured six different texts we love, including: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; The Giving Tree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar; and Where the Wild Things Are. They had so much fun with this, and I loved watching their ideas take shape in the classroom. We have some creative kiddos, and I just turned them loose with these little projects today!

This afternoon, one of my sweet girls asked, "Mrs. Tally, was today supposed to be a fun day?" 
"Well, that depends." I replied. "Have you had a fun day?" 
"Oh yes, this is awesome! Can we do this again tomorrow?"
I consider that to be a bit of quality feedback. 

In other news, two of our tadpoles sprouted front legs over the weekend. The kids are very excited to see them lose their tails. We have seven days of school left, and I have a feeling we will see some hopping action before the school year officially ends. 

Happy Monday!