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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Big Bite

Michael Shoulders, author!

Little Red Reading Hood, Relaxing Hood, Retail Hood, Running Hood, Royal Hood and Radiant Rock Star Hood!
T-Shirt of the day-love the messages!
Tara Lazar, author of Little Red Gliding Hood, had a Skype visit with the 4th graders.
T-Shirt of the day!
Picture book selections from last week
Skyping with authors!
Speeches!! Videos are on the way.

WOW!! It has been a very exciting and FUN week and a half in room 23.  We finished a unit on multiplication in math and will start division next week.  In science, we are done with the life cycles unit and will begin  a unit on weather soon.  Our study of Mexico is done and we will begin a journey to Canada next week.  In addition, we will be staring fiction writing in writer's workshop.  In reader's workshop, we have started a new interactive read aloud, Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer.  We are studying point of view, author's craft, fact/opinion and theme in this book and are making connections with our independent reading books.  To wrap up #NovemberPictureBookMonth, we were able to Skype with two different picture book authors, Tara Lazar and Michael Shoulders.  It was very exciting and we learned so much! Ask your student to tell you how many pages there are in a picture book, you will be fascinated by the answer! 
The quote of the week belongs to Michael Shoulders, "I never said it would be easy, I said it would be worth it."  Words to live by for sure!
The speeches were great and everyone survived!  Only two more speeches to go this year. :)
This holiday, I am thankful to be a part of the JFK community with such wonderful and supportive parents and students who are kind and caring citizens who give their best everyday!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy time with family and friends.
Mrs. Williams

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  1. Wow thats AMAZING meeting the author of Little Red Gliding Hood!!