This week, I’m reading Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
We talked briefly about personification, where human qualities are given to animals or objects.
Each week I have different bookmarks. This week the bookmark was from Tom Lichtenheld’s website, printed on yellow paper, of course.
- Watch the video – Personification https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-3sB-U-Jk
- Identify and Use Exclamation Marks http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/g/exclamationmarksp.cfm
In celebration of Spring which begins officially this week, I decorated the library bulletin board with a Spring into a Good Book banner and then used book covers to brighten it up.
During library program for grades 1-2, I am reading “Eat Like a Bear” by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Before reading we talked about ways that we know it is Spring (longer days, flowers starting to pop up, animals that hibernate start to wake up). As I was reading, I pointed out that the book is full of action words. We talked briefly about verbs.
Extension Activities :
1) Students may make a collage by drawing an outline and then gluing scraps of brown construction paper or paper grocery bags.
2) Check out Ben Kilham’s slide show of bears eating different foods and other activities
This week I am reading Mr. Tiger Goes Wild to my first and second graders. Mr. Tiger is tired of being proper and decides to go a little wild. The humor is based on the fact that he is actually a wild animal, doing the things he does is quite normal. Since he is portrayed like a human, however, his friends think he is quite scandalous. On the back, there is a quote ” There is a time and a place for everything, even to be wild.” We talked about when and where the appropriate time and place to act wild is at school. In the classroom? In the library? At recess.
Extension Activities – Check out Peter Brown’s activity kit . Watch Peter Brown’s video about creating this book.
This week we had our book fair. By the time we set up all the tables, open the cases and pull up the sliding displays, you can’t even tell that we are set up in the library.
By mid week we always seem to run out of several of the titles that were featured in the preview video. Fortunately, my Special Order board works out well. As I run out of items, I add them to the board along with order slips with title, item # and price. Students simply fill out their name and teachers name and pay for it at the cashier. It makes ordering easy and when the books come in, I simply use them like bookmarks and put the books in the teachers’ mailboxes.