We had our first â€œMystery Readerâ€ Friday! Rebecca Jones, Lauren Jones grandmother, read to the
students a book about night animals, called â€œWhile You Are Sleeping.â€ It was a super cute book and
went right along with our common core unit about animals. Thank you Mrs. Jones, the students truly
enjoyed it and the veterans pencils you gave them.
Last week we wrapped up our Amazing Animal unit by writing an informative piece about our favorite
animal. The students used nonfiction texts and did research on the internet to gather some facts about
their animal. They were to have a good topic sentence, supply at least 3 facts, and provide a good
closure. They did a fantastic job. For their animal illustration, the students cut out shapes to create
their animal similar to the way Henry Matisse created his famous artwork, â€œThe Snail.â€ They also had to
discuss the steps it took to create their animal during our shared explanatory writing lesson. We also got
a surprise visit from Mrs. Becky Foremanâ€™s super sweet miniature horses! The students absolutely loved
them! What a great way to wrap up our unit! Thank you, Mrs. Foreman!