Last week in Reading, we focused on asking questions. We talked about how good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading. We also talked about WHY we do that and how it helps us become better readers. We wrapped up our fantasy genre unit and finished our read aloud of The Magician's Nephew.
I first modeled this skill with a mini lesson using the picture book Fly Away Home. As a class, we came up with questions before reading, during reading, and after reading.
We practiced this skill all week. Sometimes we used other picture books and sometimes we used our read aloud, The Magician's Nephew.
The Stranger is a great mentor text to use with this strategy.
In Social Studies, we began our study of early transportation. We focused of Henry Ford, the Model T, and Ford's use of the assembly line. We have a FUN assembly line activity tomorrow that I'll blog about later this week.
We started reading aloud Who Was Henry Ford? while we are studying about him.
We watched this 5 minute video of the Model T. It was good for the kids to see an assembly line. We talked about other places we've seen assembly lines.
We also celebrated my birthday! I was showered with kids words, sweet homemade cards, gifts, and more!