Friday, May 25, 2018

Parts of a Book

First and second graders worked in groups to play a fun game while they were reviewing the parts of a book.  They had to take turns and work cooperatively to figure out the title, author, illustrator, and call number of their book while also describing the picture on the front cover.  They learned about some of our new books, reviewed some important book information, and had a little bit of fun, too!
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Monday, May 7, 2018

Blackout Poetry 2018

April is National Poetry Month.  One of our projects to go along with this was to create our own Blackout Poetry.  Third, fourth, and fifth graders viewed different examples of Blackout Poetry online and then chose a book from our Calico Illustrated Classics book collection to create a Blackout Poem of their own.  Some chose to create using a more abstract approach while others used their artistic ability to form a picture around their words.  I'm impressed with how many of these turned out!  Take a look, and be sure to read the poem they created!