Archive for February 2011

Blake’s “Secret” poster

February 18, 2011

Blake, a fourth grader in Mrs. Jerome’s class,  made this picture about a book he’s reading, THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET by Pseudonymous Bosch.  “I think the whole school should read this book!  It’s really a good book!  It has a lot of mystery and it is very interesting,” reports Blake.  You can find this book and its sequels in the CPS library.

Literacy Group in the Quincy

February 17, 2011

When my literacy groups finish reading a book, we always celebrate the book in some way.  Usually it involves food, but this time it didn’t.  We read Mr. Popper’s Penguins and decided that a trip to a nice snow structure would be appropriate!   We walked through the woods to my backyard and visited the “quincy” that my son made in our backyard.  Here is a picture of Dylan, Alexander, Wyatt, Utah, and Avery trying to stay warm:

Don’t you just love books?

February 4, 2011

Check out this awesome bulletin board I spied in front of Mrs. Jerome’s fourth grade class this morning on my way to the library:

I wish you could read the awesome comments these fourth graders wrote about the books they love:  maybe some of them will leave a comment below and let us know what these “love notes” say!