|So many great things to keep track of when reading a good book!|
|Finding ideas we can use on our own zines while looking at a Zoo magazine. Such great ideas!|
We are having a great time meeting about our books! There is a lot of great conversations happening around the room and they are SO INVESTED in meeting with one another. The strategies we are learning can and should be used at home too! Sticky notes don’t have to be written, but the concept can still be talked about – especially when reading a book out loud together. “This is something I’d write on a sticky note at school because I’d want to remember to talk about it when I met about the book…” or “This reminds me of another book we read! Here’s why…”
We are doing a lot of work on our writing too. Kids continue to work on their ZINES about the government (5th) or an animal (4th). We are learning note taking strategies, and have now move on to putting our notes/thoughts into a Google doc that will be shared with me. Writing a ZINE is meant to open the door for them to continue writing zines after we finish this one. We will have all of the material for kids to continue to write them available in the room too.
Using ZOO magazines to help us see what OUR work could look like and include was SUPER FUN! They learned a LOT and I’m eager to see what they do with their zines! They shared what they saw with one another and we learned some great facts about animals too. J Did you know that the heart of a whale is as big as a grown man!? Me either.