Wonder What We're Working On Next Week?

Wow, this weekend has flown by!  Now it's time to look forward to the week ahead with Jennifer at

1.  This week we'll be reading about carnivorous plants in:
I do love this book because I'm quite fascinated by Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants.  I meant to go to Home Depot to see if I could track down my own Venus flytrap, but I never did make it over.  Luckily, I made a flipchart that goes along with this book, and you can check it out here:
2.  We're starting a new chapter in Math about perimeter and shapes.  We'll be using our rulers quite a bit this week to draw and measure shapes.  Additionally, we'll keep reviewing subtraction.
3.  Last week we did some work on mentor sentences.  A mentor sentence is a well written sentence from a book.  For the activity last week, we read If You Find A Rock  by Peggy Christian.  This book described finding different types of rocks in all sorts of different places.  I wrote the mentor sentence on the board, and the kids had to write their own version.  It also helped that I have a great assortment of rocks available since we are studying rocks in Science.  The kids' sentences were amazing!  Each sentence needed 4 adjectives, and the kids did a fabulous job.  After I checked one of their sentences, they got a new rock and proceeded to write another sentence. 
I got this freebie from:
Next week we'll be doing a similar activity with Enemy Pie.
4.  Last, but not least, I'll be reading Enemy Pie by Derek Munson.  Thanks to my friend and colleague, Cheryl F., we'll also be listening to the book being read by Camryn Manheim.  Here's the link for that activity:
Here's to a happy and healthy week!

1 comment

  1. I'm so glad you're enjoying mentor sentences! Thanks so much for sharing about them too!! :)


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