May 1st, Five For Friday


This week is over, and I cannot believe how much we did.  Here goes:


I took my students to our schools annual book fair.  Our PTA exceeded their goal this year, so it was a definite success.  I officially took my class on Monday, however, each day I had students bring in money to go again.  I'm grateful that I have a class that loves to read!




 We began reading our final novel of the school year The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau.  This is one of my favorite books to share with my students.  It's a great Science Fiction, alternative future novel.  It's perfect for the end of the school year because it is the first book in a series. That means my students can continue reading the rest of the series over the summer, and as they begin third grade.  I love it so much I created a lesson to go with it.  You can check out  Welcome to the City of Ember here.
To end National Poetry month, my students recited some of their favorite poems with one another.  They also finished writing the poems they created this month.



 We went on a field trip to see "Wonderland:  Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure".  It was amazing.  If you're in the Chicagoland area it's playing at the Chicago Children's Theatre.  I highly recommend it!

We began our Passport program in Social Studies.  Each week, I invite a family member in to share about a country they've lived in or visited.  This week we had our first guest, a grandparent who shared about his time visiting several countries throughout Africa.  It was a fascinating presentation, and the children loved it.



Happy Friday!

3 comments:

  1. What a great idea to end the year on a cliffhanger! I am definiitely incorporating that tip in the future!
    -Bri @ Knowledge Mobile

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    1. Thank you, and I'm sure you will enjoy the show if you take that field trip.

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