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The Stories Julian Tells

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We are reading the book “The Stories Julian Tells”.  In the chapter we just read titled “My Very Strange Teeth” Julian was eager to get his strange, loose tooth out of his mouth.  His dad suggested different ways that Julian did not like.  His mom even tried to convince him that his teeth weren’t strange.  They made him special.  Eventually, however, his tooth came out by biting into an apple!

Have you ever lost a tooth in a special or funny way?  How would you suggest Julian pulled his loose tooth out?

Julian’s teeth made him special and different than anyone else in his class.  What makes you special and different from everyone else?

Many Moons

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We just finished reading the book “Many Moons”.  It told the story of Princess Lenore  and how the only thing that would make her feel better was to have the moon!  We read about many characters that had different ideas about the moon.

What are your thoughts about the moon?  How far away is the moon from Earth?  What is it made of?  How big is it?  How would you keep someone from seeing the moon (like in the book)?  Share your thoughts and ideas.

Read Aloud Book Chat

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Last week, we read two books: “Fred Stays with Me!” and “Leonardo the Terrible Monster”.  Both books dealt with the theme of friendship. There are many connections between the two books.

What are the similarities between the two stories and what are the differences?  How do you connect to these stories?  Can you connect any other texts to these stories?

To “Bee” or Not to “Bee”

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Over the last couple weeks we have been reading three books about bees:

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In your opinion, are bees a good insect or a bad insect?  Give you opinion and support it with reasons and examples!

 

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything

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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

Author:  Elise Broach

Illustrator:  David Small

Summary:  Although his mother is a little worried, a young boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs to their customers.

What other things could have been great giveaways? Why?
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What Book Are YOU Reading???

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There are so many different types of books to choose from.  Fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, jokes and riddles, poetry….the list goes on and on and on!

What book are you reading right now in school or at home?  Why did you choose that book?  Would you recommend it to a friend?  Why or why not?

 

 

Read Aloud Book Chat

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Today, we reread two books: Fred Stays with Me! and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.  Both books deal with the topic of friendship. There are many connections between the two books.

What are the similarities between the two stories and what are the differences?  How do you connect to these stories?

Who Do You Believe? The Pigs or the Wolf?

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We read two stories during reading this week:

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The Three Little Pigs told us the story of a big, bad wolf who tried to blow the three pigs’ houses down, but one little pig won out in the end.  The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs told us a different version from the wolf’s point of view.  Who knew that whole story started because of a cup of sugar and sneezes!

Whose version do you believe?  Do you believe the little pigs when they say the wolf is so big and bad?  Or do you believe the wolf when he says it is all a misunderstanding?  What makes you believe that version and why?

 

 

Our Reading Buddies!

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Last week we had our first meeting with our friends from Mrs. Eilhaur’s class.  We got to know a little bit about our new friends in 4th grade.  Who is your reading buddy?  What was one interesting thing you learned about them?

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Officer Buckle and Gloria

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We just finished reading the story “Officer Buckle and Gloria” by Peggy Rathmann.  It was a fantasy story that teaches us a lesson on teamwork and friendship.  What was your favorite part of the story?  What lesson did you learn from reading this story?  Share your thoughts!