May is Here!
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Kindergarten students continued to focus on parts of a book, naming the spine, author, illustrator, front cover and back cover. Then, we spent time comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction books about spring.
First graders read poetry books for Poetry Month, and then we turned our attention to some reference tools: the dictionary and encyclopedia. We just began an author study on nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.
Second grade students read The Poem that Would Not End, about different poetry forms. Then, we turned back to nonfiction, noticing nonfiction text features. We reviewed the uses of a dictionary and encyclopedia, and will begin a unit study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins.
Third graders read The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, to celebrate poetry month and to coincide with their study of the Revolution. We also reviewed different poetry forms.
Fourth graders are continuing with a read aloud.
Fifth graders finalized their research projects and will begin presenting..
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