On Monday, we read Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems and learned how to find text evidence. We talked about that if you tell us something about a character in a book (like how they act or feel), you have to prove it! The students practiced this by using evidence to prove that Elephant or Piggie was a good friend. They marked their evidence pages with sticky notes. Then, we learned how to draw both Elephant and Piggie, and practiced! We used this video by Mo Willems which was great practice in direction following.
Tuesday we also did our first formal "read to self" time. We read How to Read a Story by Kate Messner, and practiced getting comfy and reading quietly and independently.
We wrapped up our Elephant vs. Piggie election unit by voting on who we thought was a better friend and leader. We had real ballots and a voting booth too! We counted and graphed our results and Piggie ended up being our winner.
Last but not least, we did a new type of sound scavenger hunt, where the students had to write the words they found that started with R, M, or D.