We have a very exciting announcement…our library now has even more Mr. and Little Miss books. These books are very popular in our library. They’re super fun to read. Did you know, the author, Roger Hargreaves, wrote his first book Mr. Tickle for his son?
In our library, we read Little Miss Naughty with some of the Kindergarteners. Little Miss Naughty needs to be taught a lesson because she’s always doing naughty tricks on people. So, one day the community recruits Mr. Impossible to help. Mr. Impossible becomes invisible and tweaks Miss Naughty’s nose every time she’s about to do something naughty. The students loved the book and we were introduced to several of Roger Hargreaves characters like, Miss Naughty, Mr. Uppity, and Mr. Nosey. We were also introduced to Mr. Impossible but we never saw an illustration of Mr. Impossible. So…we got our imaginations going and thought up what he might look like. Take a look below.
We read Ralph Tells a Storyby Abby Hanlon. It’s a fabulous book and it’s been nominated as one of Surrey’s Picture Books of the Year. Ralph is a boy who never has any stories to share during class writing. However, he soon realizes that STOREIS ARE EVERYWHERE! It’s an endearing book that many students were able to connect with.
After reading this story, students thought of a story they would like to write. Some students are still thinking of their stories…it’s okay, a great story takes time! Ask your child if they have a story they’d like to share and share your stories with your child.
We have been reading the Surrey Schools’ Picture Books of the year nominees. A few weeks ago, we read Nightsong by Ari Berk. The story focuses on how a young bat learns to use it’s sense of hearing to ‘see’ in the dark. We learned that bats use echolocation to find their prey and to navigate through the night. Due to popular demand, I’m posting the song Echolocation. Have a listen!
Ms. Nakagawa and Ms. Hocking’s Gr.2/3 class have been visiting the school library every Tuesday. Together, we are participating in the Global Read Aloud for Kate Messner’s book Marty McGuire.
We have had a lot of fun connecting outside our school community. For this read aloud, we have been connecting with Mr. Lali’s school at W.F. Davidson Elementary. Together we have participated in Skyping, writing on a shared Google Document and sharing videos of skits we made for one another. To learn more about the Global Read Aloud, follow this link: http://www.globalreadaloud.com/
All of our activities have focused on the book Marty McGuire. We were also able to connect with author Kate Messner and we were excited to hear her respond to some of our questions.
Here’s a link to author Kate Messner’s Question and Answer video:
We’ve been reading stories by Robert Munsch. Robert Munsch is a fabulous Canadian author with very unique and fun to read stories. Many of his stories include onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia are words that imitate sounds. For example: ring, woof, whoosh, ahhh.
Students had a lot of fun discussing onomatopoeia sounds. We also saw some Youtube clips to help us better understand onomatopoeia. We then drew onomatopoeias.
Here are some of our illustrations from Div 13- Gr.1: