Kinder through Third- We heard book 4 of our Bresnahan Award books- Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Friendships, by Catherine Timmish. This is actually a personal favorite of mine, and since both of our library copies went out by the end of the week, I was reading from my copy! Students definitely loved it!
First- If students had time, they drew the main idea of the story, by choosing two animal pairs from the story that they liked.
Second- If students had time, they alphabetized animals from the story.
Third- I showed students where and how we would create our Nonfiction word clouds (http://abcya.com).
Fourth- My fourth graders are getting caught up on the Bresnahan awards! Most classes heard two books and voted and are now where all the younger grades are.
Fifth- Students finished their Greek god/goddess cards!
Sixth- Students wrapped up summarizing the article sections in pairs!