While our 2nd Graders have been working hard on their Digital Citizenship program in Library, Kindergarten & 1st Grade have been busy becoming experts in Fiction & Nonfiction.
After covering the basics, we started taking a closer look at genres - such a fancy word! We've been looking into understanding different genre groups & the potential crossovers with some books.
Students were quick to make connections with their own favorite books & movies & it really took no time at all to have them identifying their own check out choices.
Helping students understand more about classification & their own interests helps them become more invested readers which I am all about!
In the new year we'll be delving into nonfiction text features - identifying & recognizing all the parts of a nonfiction text that allow it to convey all its facts & information! Everything from an Index page to fact boxes, captions, diagrams, guide words & more!
To finish out the year however? We're taking a break from becoming classification experts & we're going to enjoy some winter fun!
Next week is our final week before the vacation & we're going to read this most delightful story The Smallest Snowflake by Bernadette Watts.
Beautifully illustrated, this story takes us into the wonderland of a snowy winter & a snowflake's search for the perfect place to live.
An enchanting tale, it also reminds us just how unique each snowflake is - just like us!
We'll be making our own paper snowflakes to take home & sharing what makes each of us unique - a reminder of how special we all are as we go into the holiday season!
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