Students in grade five are presenting their SMORE pet flyers this week. Their job was to act as a pet shelter employee in charge of marketing the animals up for adoption. They worked in groups to come up with the animal, find an image, cite their image source, write a short blurb about the animal, and create a SMORE flyer with all of their information. This flyer was a culmination of an earlier research lesson about searching online for information. Read more about that in a previous post. The pet adoption flyers were adorable. Students worked well together to come up with ideas and enjoyed looking for cute pet photos and designing their flyer themes. Read about Oreo and Nutter Butter below for an example of their work.
After reading Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals, students in 2nd grade wrote their own Scranimal poem by combining a plant and animal into a new creature and writing a poem about it. See examples below.
Tangerape (tangerine & ape)
Swinging through the treetops is a fragile tangerape.
You barely get to see one, despite their planned escape.
Their body is all orange but they have good grip on hands.
That hold on tight, very tight, just like rubber bands.
Seachark (seaweed, chimp, & shark)
Watch out for a seachark, he's very bad to meet.
You should get away before you are his treat.
He can go on land.
He does not have a band.
So never ever go near a seachark.
Third graders have completed their diamante (diamond) puppet poem performances. Students worked in groups to research a famous person. They gathered words from that research and created a diamante poem. Students performed their poem aloud with a marionette puppet they made in art. Diamante puppet poems were shown at the Art Show Medley last week so the whole school community could see our work. If you missed the Art Show Medley, see our YouTube playlist below.
by Chris Harris