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!
4N Essays Are Taking Off!
For the rest of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be writing essays about the books they recommend on our back bulletin board and their writing will be featured on our front bulletin board. Look for essays to be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Celebrate with us as we grow as readers and writers.