Last Thursday was America's Read for the Record Day. My teacher colleague (and co-author) was on campus and came to visit our classroom. Mrs. Waite came and read a Llama Llama book to us. The Read for the Record book was "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney. Mrs. Smith read it on the morning news IN her red pajamas! Then, Mrs. Waite came and read "Llama Llama Misses Mama" to us later in the day. It was great to hear two books by the same author--and from two different readers!
We also had some Math Fun with our spider rings. Students were given ten spider rings and we rolled the dice. They could add that number to their fingers. The goal was to see who could fill up their fingers the fastest. Next week, we'll be playing this game during math centers on our own.
And finally today we are starting to wrap up our schema chart for our spider learning. We have read many of the wonderful books in our classroom and the ones that you've sent in. And they are FULL of interesting info about these creatures. After revisiting our spider schema chart, each learner added to his or her reading journal the words "I learned..." and wrote what they learned about spiders.