Phew, I was almost too late for the party! I am linking up with Amanda and Stacia the sweet duo behind Collaboration Cuties and this amazing weekly party...
Today I am suggesting a fun little book for Easter. It is The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas.
It is a really simple story about the Easter Bunny's assistant - Skunk - who, whenever he gets excited lets out a bad smell.
I will be using this book in a few ways. One just for fun - it is simple but funny and we love funny.
Two as a starting off point for our persuasive writing. Easter is always a busy time with shortened weeks - so I will be using that time to review persuasive writing with this...
It is similar to the Elf Applications we did in December. Students will select a job and write a persuasive letter showing how they meet the qualifications for the job. Here is a sample:
My class loved the applying to Santa for a job so I can't wait to introduce this activity! I will post pictures soon : )
Third, we will use the book as a starting off point for reviewing procedural writing. The book includes instructions on how to decorate eggs. After they get their job they will be writing a procedure that goes with it (decorating eggs, packing, planting seeds etc.). Woohoo, two writing styles reviewed : )
Also, I was at the library today (I am pretty much there every day, but today was a long one) and I ran across a few books that I love and grabbed for my class. If you have not checked these ones out you should - they are a great way to introduce or review grammar concepts. (Sorry for the bad pics - I have a to-do list a mile long and it is Sunday night already!!!) They are a If you were a series (do not fill in the blank with inappropriate words!!). They have great definitions and examples and super cute illustrations!!
Okay, I have got to run, well hobble on my stupid ankle really, but I hope you had a great weekend and cleared off your to do list, HAHAHA!