Friday, October 26, 2012
One of our favorite traditions here at Chets Creek is the Litarty Pumpkin. Each class choses a book and then decorates a pumpkin to represent that book in some way. This year our class chose Frindle by Andrew Clements. Frindle was our first chapter book read aloud this year. It is a story about a boy named Nick whose creative troublemaking causes an uproar in his school and then throughout the nation. Frindle is a word Nick makes up just to bug his fifth-grade teacher who is a dictionary expert. Nick is determined to get everyone to use his new word as Mrs. Granger is to stop it. This prank spirals out of control as the word catches on all over the town. Our class gives this book 3 stars! Ask your child what the word Frindle means :).
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
This week in Writers' Workshop our students learned about the value of peer editing. Students got to sit with a partner and read and evaulate each other's Response to Literature pieces. They helped each other strengthen their writing by giving feedback about their peer's writing. Each student had a check list of what to look for in their peer's writing. The conversation heard around the room was wonderful!