Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I Hate Books!
Don't worry. We don't really hate books. We LOVE books! I Hate Books is the name of a story Mrs G is reading to us this week. It's written by Kate Walker and is about a boy who can't read, but is fantastic at making up stories. It's a really funny story with some interesting characters. It's one of the books in our classroom library, which is full of great books. We can all find things we want to read, so none of us hate books!
Once again, our Read to Self session was fantastic, which means that we start learning how to use the Word Work materials tomorrow. We can't wait! We'll be doing lots of hands-on and fun activities to help us practise our spelling words each week.
Boggle game. We get points based on how many letters are in each word we find. At the end of the week, the person with the highest points becomes our "Champion Boggler". We've worked out that using a dictionary to find words might help us with the longer ones, so we get more points.
Something else new today is our Whiz Kids Club. We have a wiki with 100 questions about all sorts of things. Mrs G wants us to choose a question we'd like to answer, learn the correct answer off by heart, then tell her. Some of the questions are really tricky and will require lots of research to answer. Others are a little easier and won't take us long to learn. We get a point for each question we answer correctly. We'll eventually have a leader board to celebrate the students who are putting in some extra time and effort to learn new things. We don't have to join the Whiz Kids Club, but it's a great way to learn new and interesting things. Mrs G would be VERY pleased if we all tried at least a few questions.
Love from The Smarties and Mrs G