Friday, November 30, 2012

A M-A-R-V-E-L-O-U-S Book

We have been working on verbally retelling stories in the correct order.  One of the books we focused on was The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce.  For those of you that have not yet read it, its illustrations and storyline are sure to impress.


In fact, the story inspired a short film, which won an Academy Award.  Enjoy the magic as we did:



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In other news, the students have completed yet another compliment word.  Today they spelled M-A-R-V-E-L-O-U-S.  They voted for "show and tell" as their reward for next week.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If I Was 20 Feet Tall...

We have started a school-wide writing prompt!  Over the next few weeks, every student at Mann will be working hard to create a response to "If I Were 20 Feet Tall...".

Here are a few pictures we have used to help us;