The Irish Cinderlad By: Shirley Glimo A St. Patrick's Day Fairy Tale
Cinderella is a boy? The kids absolutely loved it. It was a unique read with some funny and very unique and surprising twists. We created the reusable fairy tale chart below to discuss the elements of fairytales.
This is an awesome read as an introduction or as a quick review of area and perimeter. Mrs. Comfort has a well designed plan for how the guests will be seated for the family reunion. As the guests arrive, there is quite a bit of rearranging. You can follow along on your SmartBoard using the lesson below from SmartExchange.
The next day we explored area and perimeter with Cheez-Its. I've seen this idea a few times on Pinterest. I used square inch grid paper to design some interesting shapes. The kiddos then enjoyed laying down their Cheez-its to determine the perimeter and area.
Drawing Conclusions and Inferring Two very similar strategies. Both require the reader to combine prior knowledge and experiences with the text and clues given by the author to create meaning. The following books create questions in the reader... questions are what lead us to draw conclusions and infer. Drawing conclusions is coming to a new understanding based on what you read.
Useful Thinking Stems: I think... I predict... My conclusion is... My guess is... It could be that... Perhaps... This could mean... I'm thinking... I'm figuring out... When the text said___________ I could infer that___________... My understanding is... Based on _____________, my conclusion is____________...
I'm a 3rd grade teacher and lover of children's literature. I have always loved integrating children's literature into all subject areas of my teaching. I have decided to blog about my ideas so I can share along the way.