How do you get smarter about the world? Well, we know. Read, read, read! But not just any kind of reading. You have to read nonfiction! We started a new unit in Reading Workshop. It is Nonfiction. We learned to use a teaching voice when we read nonfiction because we can't use character voices - there are no characters! We started a new concept map about what we're learning. So far it's been mostly about how information in the books is organized. Here are some of the nonfiction bins we have in the classroom library right now: sea mammals, weather, land mammals, big cats, bodies, sea creatures, space, bats, sharks, birds, reptiles, pets, and the Arctic. Those are a lot of books! Wow!
This blog is maintained as a collaboration between all students and myself. Each week, one student has the classroom job of "Blogger". That student helps decide subjects for our posts, as well as writing one blog post about him/herself.