I am knee deep in a plant unit that (as I've said before) is apparently engrossing. Today we ventured into worms and how they work in the garden.
We read Wiggle and Waggle by Caroline Arnold.
Caroline Arnold has on her website. We cut out Wiggle and Waggle and glued them to popsicle sticks. It was no. big. deal. But the kids acted like I was amazing and I like that sometimes.
After that I really needed to do some small group math testing, so I asked them to create a new Wiggle and Waggle adventure as a play. They met in groups of four and created a story and script.
After Guidance, I tipped a long table on its side and we used that as a puppet theatre. They did an awesome job! I was so proud of how they worked together and wrote interesting stories.
The writing course that I took this weekend really opened my eyes to some interesting techniques. I used one today. After they wrote their plays, I asked them to read their writing out loud three times. The first to make sure it made sense. The second for words that could be more clear. The third was to see what could be added to the piece. It worked! I love stuff like that.