Thanksgiving is coming!
This week was a little shorter than usual because of parent conferences but several classes got to enjoy some Thanksgiving stories. Fifth Graders heard Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. The illustrations in this book are so beautiful and such an integral part of the story that I decided to take photos of each one with my iPad and make a Keynote. Then as I read the story, the illustrations were projected on our TV. The students really liked this! The book and the story are wonderful and really give a background to the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I think students who watch it on television next Thursday morning will have a new appreciation of what went into this amazing tradition.
Kindergarteners heard Nursery Crimes by Arthur Geibert and were so happy that the villain in the story got his due at the end. And they all know what the word topiary means now!
First graders heard Hide and Seek Turkeys by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Jacob. This is a great counting and rhyming book and we had fun discussing the interesting clothing–waistcoats, pantaloons, and britches!
Second graders heard a Thanksgiving Day classic, A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. They loved learning what a “twist” is and loved the ending of the tale.
Third Grade heard a charming Thanksgiving book, One is a Feast For a Mouse by Judy Cox. As with her other books, the illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler are so rich and vibrant–perfect for a read aloud. This is a great book to use for the visible thinking routine, Plot Prediction.
I missed Fourth and Sixth Grades this week due to early dismissal for conferences.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!