Sunday, March 6, 2016

Read Across America ~ Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Our view and reading from our scripts
What a marvelous day of learning in a connected way. 

Their view of us from a tweet Mrs. Culver sent
We started off our day doing a reader's theater rendition of Green Eggs and Ham with Mrs. Culver's 1st grade class in Kansas. For the past couple of days we learned how to read a script, practiced our parts and worked on the skills of fluency and expression. Today when we connected via Skype, we performed together. Several kiddos asked if we could do it again another time. (This is the first time we've done this type of connecting)

Later in the morning, our very own 4th grade buddies from Mrs. Skalecki's class came down to our room and we spent some time reading our Dr. Seuss favorites together. It was great to see our buddies again and to share our love of reading together!

During our shared reading time, we discussed the story, The Cat in the Hat and the character traits of Thing 1 and Thing 2. We wondered what may happen if Thing 1 and Thing 2 decided to come to our homes for a visit. We had some wonderful and zany ideas... let's just hope it doesn't come true. We then spent some time during our writing block recording our ideas being sure to include transition words such as first, next and last. Using transition words helps us to keep our writing organized and makes it easier for our readers. Please encourage your child to use transition words in their writing at home as well. 

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