2day we read Wumbers as we continued our author study of Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Wumbers is both a book and game that has words cre8ed with numbers. We reviewed vocabulary words: orn8, el8ed, overinfl8ed, bel8ed. Students shared connections about each vocabulary word. Before we jumped in2 reading, we discussed the sounds of the numbers and how 2 read them within the wumbers. Students had a 1derful time reading 2gether and paying a10tion to the wumbers on each page. After we read, students cr8ed lists of as many wumbers they could think of. We realized a lot of wumbers that contain 8's and 10's are rel8ed by how they sound. We all had a 1derful time and will not soon 4get Wumbers!
Continuation of Peter H Reynolds author study:
Wow, we had so much fun in our first Body Builders class! Here's the rundown of what we did:
We began our month long author study of Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Spaghetti Tower Challenge:
20 pieces of spaghetti
3 feet of tape
3 feet of string
1 marshmallow that must be at the top of the tower
Students could use as little or as much of the materials provided
Tower must be built in 20 minutes
Today, grades 5&6 met for our first Lit Wits workshop! For the month of September we will engage in an author study of Peter H. Reynolds. Here's a run-down of what we did: