|Fractions - I love fractions!|
|A book on studying for science!|
|A book on studying for social studies!|
I am now dying to get a few of these super cool books to use with my classes. I hear a big Amazon buy happening very soon.
We also had a small poetry workshop that Mr. Cleary conducted with our fourth and fifth graders. The kids had to write sensory poems using the five senses to describe an abstract noun such as; peace, love, determination, happiness, fear... Wow what a great job they did!
Here is an example of one of the fifth grader's sensory poems.
Happiness sounds like rustling leaves on a summer day.
Happiness smells like the warm Kentucky air.
Happiness tastes like the cool watermelon grown from our garden.
Happiness feels like my old blanket knitted by my grandmother.
Happiness looks like smiles all around our dinner table.
Mr. Cleary even signed the ones that were read before the class. Too cool!
There is even a website, The World of Brian P Cleary that has tons of games (not just language arts), word of the week, poem of the week, interactive books, and even how to get Mr. Cleary to visit your school. Now I just need to get my hands on a few of his books. Hope everyone is having a great evening.