It's no secret to those that teach with me and to my students that reading is my favorite subject to teach! So, when I get the opportunity to spend a whole day doing activities to celebrate reading, I jump at the chance!!! Friday, March 1st as we celebrated Dr. Suess' Birthday, we, of course talked a lot about his influence on reading, but we also took the occasion to discuss other great authors. My favorite part was my 5th graders teaming with a 1st grade class to work on the book, "A Bad Case of Stripes", by David Shannon, one of my favorites. We begin by listening to the book being read aloud on a very neat website, http://www.storylineonline.net/. My fifth grade students then helped the first grade students create a poster of the food that they like the most. The posters looked like this:
We completed our projects with an imovie of the book. Mrs. Fulbright painted her first grade students faces just like you see in the photo. After the imovie was complete, the whole school got together for a Character Parade in the gym on Friday afternoon. A perfect ending to a perfect week!
Check out the iMovie we created on youtube!