Posted tagged ‘Mythology’

Caroline: Sleepover-bound!

October 5, 2011

Caroline in Mrs. Jerome’s class was awarded her “million dollar bookmark” today, signifying that she has completed her eight books and her projects for the Fourth Grade Library Sleepover.

I always tell the students it isn’t a race:  they have the whole year to read their eight books and share them with the class.  But there are always a few eager beavers (should I say eager READERS?)  who are motivated to finish early.  Caroline did not take the easy way out, either:  she read very challenging books and she did excellent projects.  Today she brought me this “lift the flap” poster about GODS AND GODDESSES OF OLYMPUS written and illustrated by Aliki.  I really like the detail she used to illustrate each god and goddess.  And when you lift each flap, there is more information.

 

 

A few hours later, Caroline presented me with this illustrated information sheet about THE WORST (BEST) HALLOWEEN EVER  by Barbara Robinson.  She wrote about the characters, the problem, and the setting, against a backdrop of Halloween candy!  Very creative.

(Note:  Click on the images to enlarge them and read Caroline’s work.)

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THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES by Rick Riordan

November 18, 2009

Alec, a 5th grader in Mrs. Morin’s class who loves to read, wrote this review of one of his favorite series:

The Percy Jackson series is a great series of bravery, danger, and friendship. It is about a 12-year-old boy who one day finds that he is the son of the all-powerful Poseidon. It starts out when he gets expelled from yet another school. When he gets home, his mother decides to take him to the beach. But in the night, his best friend Grover comes over as a satyr, saying something is following him! They all hop in the car and drive as fast as they can. After awhile, something splits the roof of the car! They crash! Worst of all, some big, giant monster (the minotaur) is hot on their trail! Grover falls unconscious so they have to drag him up the hill. But then the minotaur comes raging in and snatches up Percy’s mom and squeezes her until she explodes! If you want to know more, please read the books (1,2,3,4, and 5). READ NOW before the new movie comes out!