I just noticed that I hadn't posted all week except on Monday... if you have any ideas about how I can supplement the descriptive writing I will have them doing, let me know!
On another note, as you all know we are reading Sign of the Beaver in our novel study. Matt is trying to teach Attean how to read and is having difficulty thinking of words to associate each letter with. And here came a brilliant idea... I decided to have my 3 periods make ABC books out of Indian words or words that were related to nature that Indians would come on contact with. I gave each student a planning sheet yesterday and explained it before going to the computer lab. Each student was in charge of a different letter. You can check out the planning sheet right here. I also put up a PDF on my webpage with various webites that would be useful for the students while they were searching. I am going to look at their 3 choices and see which one in the best. Then I am going to send home their sheet of the ABC book to complete. **This is going to be completed at home and will be due Wednesday, April 25th.*** I am planning on laminating and binding the books so that I can display them in my classroom.
I will post pictures as I get them in... I am sure that some of the sheets will be AWESOME!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Friday!! And if you have anything that you could give me to supplement this novel study.. let me know!! :)