Sunday, March 12, 2017

Owl Open House and a Little Fiction/Nonfiction Fun

 Hello Everyone!
I am coming to the end of my Spring Break already! It was wonderful to have time with my family.  We got to spend a little bit of rainy, cold time down in Galveston---I have been known to sit on the beach in the rain!!  I just love the sound of the surf---relaxes me!!!
But it's time to get back in school mode!  I want to share a bit of how our owl unit turned out.  We were able to do so many of the activities from the owl unit I shared a while back, and display some great work for open house! Here are a few pictures!

We've been working on adding dialogue to our writing, so we decided to add some speech bubbles to our Owl Babies!


We ended up using bananas and Bugles for our owl snacks!!

We made some cute owl bags to hold all of our owl work.  Patterns are in the updated unit!

We had fun exploring feathers!!

We learned so much about and through the owl unit!! 
If you grabbed it a while back, go ahead and re-download.  I added a bit and fixed some typos!! :)

This coming week we will be working on the features of nonfiction text. I've updated that unit as well. It is so important that kids understand the difference between fiction and nonfiction and how the authors have specific reasons for their work. We have worked hard on the parts of fiction stories, so spending time comparing the two genres is valuable.  Here are a few pics from my updated unit.

I will gather as many books as I can that are similar in topic, but obviously fiction and nonfiction. We will do picture walks and text feature walks as we sort, compare and contrast. We will work on retelling each genre and going on scavenger hunts!!

Ok!  I know, short and sweet, but I need to take some time to enjoy these last few hours of my break!  Off to watch a movie with my sweetie!!! Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week---I know some of you are on break this coming week!!!  Enjoy!!!
I'll be back soon!!  We've got some fun St. Patrick's day activities planned!