It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

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These are two of the books on my list for the Highlights Foundation workshop. I read both of these intense books this weekend. My Book of Life By Angel by Martine Leavitt and Stop Pretending Nothing Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones are gripping, intense, and you just can’t put them down. Or at least I couldn’t. You can tell I tabbed some pages in the Sones book. I will be re-reading them over the next couple of weeks.

What are you reading? Find out what others are reading at Teach Mentor Texts

Happy Reading.
MsMac

Thirty Days of Student Poetry

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This week I am featuring the poems from Mr. Haines third grade class. We did research on countries using the database Culture Grams as part of their social studies. Then we took our information to craft poems as we are users and creators of information. Students used the cinquain format.

Madagascar
Big, crowded
Sports, feasts, shopping
They use banana leaves spoons.
Cool
Michael S, 3rd grade

Africa
Sunshine
Bar-b-queing, climbing trees
They use bus and taxis.
Africa
Reese N, 3rd grade

France
Far away
Lawn bowling, judo, cycling races
Mont Blanc is 15,771 feet above sea level.
French
Kaylee S, 3rd grade

Happy poetry.
Happy reading.
MsMac