Saturday, September 28, 2013

What is a good friend?

Last week our essential question was, "How can we get along with new friends?" All week we read different stories about being a good friend, making new friends, and what a friend is. With our new reading curriculum we read a variety of texts; informational (non-fiction), fiction, fantasy, fable. It is so exciting to see them connecting with the texts using text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections. These are skills that are going to help them grow into lifelong readers.

At the end of the week there is always a research and inquiry project. It usually involves working in a small group. The project for this week was to get in a small group and create a poster about being a good friend. The group had to agree on their idea and then their poster needed to match their idea. They worked so well together  using their collaboration skills that we practice every day! Here are some pictures from the day.
"A good friend shares rainbow toys and basketballs."
"A good friend plays nicely with friends."
"A good friend shares toys and markers."