Two of my students wrote five-paragraph essays arguing that Lauren Eldridge should win the Caldecott for her illustrations in Claymates. As they wrote in their introductory paragraph, "Thanks to Lauren Eldridge, we know true friends stick together." This book is a ton of fun. So, I'm suggesting a fun activity to go along with it.
Activity Name: Animals and Their Habitats
Activity Description: Ask students to fold their paper in fourths and label each space with one of the following habitats: coniferous forest, desert, mountains, grasslands, polar regions, ocean, or tropical forest. Have them draw one animal that lives in each of these habitats. Then, give them two balls of clay and let them sculpt away. Can't wait to try this out in our animals and their environments unit at the end of the year!
Day 25 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!