Our chart will help us as the students begin thinking about what kind of informational book they could write later this week!
Daily Five Literacy Stations
The students also explored some of our literacy stations last week and this week. They included:
|Reading fluency cards with expression|
|Reading just-right books|
|Word work--building crosswords|
The Lion and the Mouse
To kick off our Valentine's Day celebration, we began with the story The Lion and the Mouse. Before we watched this video (without the sound), we discussed how a fable tells a story with a lesson or a take-away. After watching the video, we retold the story as a class and brainstormed what we thought the lesson was. The lesson of this fable is often considered to be "a kindness is never wasted." Since Valentine's Day is about friendship and kindness, we made "lion-hearted" valentine mailboxes.
Now we can't wait to fill them with valentines later this week!