Expanding Vocabulary for silly stories

From Julie’s relay writing, tickets, mentor texts, from John Strebe’s “Think, Pair, Share” and from John Almarode’s “Press and Release”.

Objective: Children will expand their vocabulary of silly words and practice using them in writing by creating a group story.

Diary of a Spider: Design an Arthropod Toy

Today we are going to invent and design a new insect or spider that could be a toy that includes levers that help the invertebrate move.


Introduction Lesson Plan for Dewey Decimal Pop-Up Card

The teacher-librarian will read The Shelf Elf Helps Out by Jackie Hopkins. The students will create a Dewey Decimal Pop-up to get to know one of the ten Dewey Decimal categories. Students will use cardstock, glue, pipe cleaners, construction paper, craft sticks, markers and limited art supplies.