Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Great Canadian Mail Race!

Where did our letters go? Who's going to win the race? Stay tuned... The Race is on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chapters 3 and 4 :: Tuck Everlasting

We have just read chapters 3 and 4.

We are intrigued with this man in the yellow suit.

  • Tyler -- "I think he is trying to scheme something..."
  • Zoe -- "I thought he was going to kidnap that girl, Winnie!"
  • Logan -- "I think the guy in yellow is going to help in some way..."
  • Jessie Helen -- "When we saw the yellow guy... in the suit... he was asking lots of questions, so I thought he was going to do something..."
  • Mikayla -- "I think he might be a spirit..."
  • Jon -- "I think he might be looking for information."
  • Richard -- "What if it's [the man in the yellow suit] Tuck?!?!?"
  • Sarah -- "I thought maybe he lived there before them, and maybe his house had burned down or something.
  • Shayde -- "I think he's evil!"
  • Neve -- "I think he was just hungry!"
  • Matthew-- "I think he might be an elf because when he was leaving he was humming the song/melody"
 And... about that song...
  • Tyler -- "It reminded me about Mae Tuck's music box."
  • Jessie Helen -- "I didn't really understand it. She said she remembered it. How would she remember it? How are they connected?"
  • Mikayla -- "I think the man in the yellow suit is Tuck because he heard the music before..."
  • Logan -- "I think the music box is Mae Tuck because she said she was going to walk through the woods."
Questions for other classes reading Tuck Everlasting:
  1. Who do you think is the man in the yellow suit?
  2. How do you like the book so far?
  3. What is your favourite chapter so far?
  4. Why do you think the mom is always so mean to Winnie?
  5. How are you keeping track of what you're reading? 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Starting the Global Read Aloud 2011 :: Tuck Everlasting ::

Today we started the book Tuck Everlasting as part of the Global Read Aloud Project.
We've read the Prologue and Chapters 1 and 2.

Our thoughts?

  • Mikayla -- "I've figured out why it's called 'Tuck Everlasting'! They've looked the same for 87 years!"
  • Logan -- "I think the book is going to be pretty awesome... and Hi!"
  • Lainee -- "I think the book is going to be very interesting!"
  • Emily -- "It's a very interesting, good book!"
  • Jon -- "Pretty Good book!"
  • Neve -- "It's creepy"
  • Jessie Helen -- "It's scary; the woods are scary!"
  • Zoe -- "Tuck is weird."
  • Shayde -- "It's awkward..."
These are our initial thoughts. Please stay tuned as we blog about the rest of the chapters!

(If you are participating in the Global Read Aloud, could you please leave us a comment? Thanks.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First day, first post of a new year!

Welcome back to school!
What could we have done that was blog-worthy on the very first day of school?

Today we got into the routine of our silent reading time each day. As a follow-up to our silent reading (where you could hear a pin drop, and students were asking for more time to read!) our crazy teacher handed out baggies that contained play-doh, a pencil, a piece of lined paper and a piece of unlined paper. We were given a number and if we had the number 1, we had to write about what we read:

If we were given the number 2, we had to draw what we were reading about:

And finally, if we were given the number 3, then we had to create something that showed what we were reading about:

And, as their teacher, I just have to say... these kids are impressive! LOL! Right from the first day!
Hope you all enjoyed the day! Welcome Back!