Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I Used To …

It was a quiet and pleasant day today in room 19. We did most of the usual things. We started off with journaling where the students imagined what it would be like to be an astronaut. We read a poem called the “Piñ̃on Gatherers.” We talked about the qualities of free verse, and we also discussed simile, metaphor, and personification. Since our Treasures theme is about changing, we used today to write a free verse poem about how we have changed. Here is one example:

I used to crawl everywhere I went,

     but now I run, skip and walk.

I used to live in Korea for many years,

     but now I live in California.

I used to be the shortest kid in preschool,

     but now I am like the tallest in the class.

I used to wear purple glasses,

     but now my eyes are better and I don’t wear them.

I used to be in preschool,

     but now I’m in elementary school.

I used to have a little bit of hair,

     but now I have a lot of hair.

The students also did illustrations to accompany their poems.

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Homework:  (1) Do spelling words 11-15. Write each word ten times and write a sentence for each. (2) Do the spelling crossword. (3) Do pages 51 and 52 in the Practice book. (4) Do the “Astronaut and Onion” study guide. This will prepare the students quite well for the quiz on Friday. (5) Do the multiplication practice sheet. (6) Do pages 76-77 in the math book.

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