Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Coloring our masks

More coloring!

Bat Rice Krispie Treats! So cool!

Oh, Payton...

Like our masks?

Musical chairs...a classic!

Writers Design Covers Carefully

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What good writing partners look like and say.

Good partners look like this:

Good partners might say these things:

Genres we like the best

This group likes realistic fiction the best:

This group likes humorous fiction the best:

This group likes historical fiction the best:

This group likes mysteries best:

Books by genre

We've started categorizing the books we've read by genre. We've color-coded them using this chart.

Here are some of the ones we've categorized so far:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


We're learning there are many genres of books and often they're related to one another. We've learned that if we like fantasy stories, we might like fairy tales. If we like horror, we might like mystery too. Today we cut out pictures of books we KNOW we like, then we cut out pictures of books we think we MIGHT like to read based on what we already have read.

Landon's Tip for writers: spaces between words

Landon says you should space between your words because "they help you make the words better. If there's no spaces, you might say the wrong word."

The page on the left is Landon's first page with no spaces. The page on the right is his most recent work with much better spacing between his words.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We're at the apple orchard!

Here's what we've done so far:

We went on a tractor ride.

We picked our own apples.

We ate them too. Yummy!

Now we are watching a movie about bees.

More to come!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Junior Achievement Lesson 1

Today Valerie came to teach us about our community in JA. We learned that some people are volunteers and some people are paid for their jobs. Here we are putting stickers on our community maps.