It's time for March Madness! The tournament of books is beginning next week. We will vote on our favorite books and have a winner chosen by the first week of April.
The "Sweet 16" are:
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
I Survived the Nazi Invasion of 1941
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
Fly Away Home
Wayside School is Falling Down
James and the Giant Peach
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Dear Dumb Diary: Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Adventures of Shark Lady
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Ginger and Petunia
If you have read the two books that are "competing" against one another, you are eligible to vote. You may use Daily 5 time next week to read any of the books you have not yet read so that you can vote on Friday.
Which book do you think will win? Are there any other books that you think should have been a part of the tournament?
Our exciting poetry unit is in full swing and we're having a lot of fun. We have studied alliteration, similes, personification and metaphors. We have also written acrostics.
Today to celebrate World Poetry Day, we started a new type of poem: Haiku. The haiku is a poem form from Japan that consists of three lines. The first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables and the third is five syllables.
We had so much fun brainstorming and creating our haiku. There was a variety of topics written about, from cheeseburgers and bacon to spring time and butterflies. We can't wait to publish these in our poetry cafe books!
We celebrated World Read Aloud Day on March 5. It was such a great opportunity for the students to hear readers share books with the class! Thank you to the parents who participated!