Thank you, Saylor S, for writing this informative blog post!
- Collage by Eliana M.
This week in Language Arts we read the book My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco. She is also the author of Thank You, Mr. Falker. Every week, we get a sentence from a different book. This week’s sentence was ”Richard gave me one of his extra-rotten, weasel-eyed, greeny-toothed grins.”
All week we focus on that one sentence. On Monday, we wrote down what we noticed about the sentence (Like a bullet list.) On Tuesday, we wrote down the parts of speech in the sentence. On Wednesday, we used to just change one or two words of the sentence. But, we decided to combine Wednesday and Thursday. So, instead of doing work in our notebook, we read or something like that. On Thursday, we imitate the sentence. That means that we build our own sentence from the structure of the mentor sentence*. On Friday, we took our test on what we learned. ( We have a secret word for it, but it wouldn’t be a secret if I told you.)
*As Mrs. Hernandez says.
We also read a lot this week. We read for 15-20 minutes mostly every day. If we don’t have any time, then we won’t read.
We also had to write a blog post about our shelfies. A shelfie is when you take a picture of yourself with your favorite book/series. I did ‘The Land of Stories’ by Chris Colfer. It is a small series. There are three books in the series. I have read two of them. I’m looking forward to reading the third book. Anyway, the blog post that we wrote had to be about our book/series and had to include your shelfie. My whole class created shelfies using the app Pic Collage. It is one of my favorite apps!
STEPS TO MAKING YOUR OWN SHELFIE
1. Have someone take a picture of you with your favorite book. (When I say book, I mean book/series but my fingers are getting tired of doing that.) I recommend somewhere where there is a solid color behind you.
2. Double click it and push ‘Set as Background’.
3. Flick your tiny picture into the trash can in the upper right corner.
4. Press the ‘+’ on the bottom-middle and push ‘add text’.
5. Type in the word ‘read’ and choose your color, font, and background for you writing.
6. Move the word ‘read’ with your fingers to the plain color.
Now, I’ll tell you how to decorate.
1. Press the ‘+’ on the bottom-middle
2. Press ‘add stickers’.
You can start with the starter pack, purchase some sticker packs, or download some of the free ones.
Well, that’s another great week all wrapped up!
Bye for now!