I promise I'll try to be a better blogger and post more of our End of the Year activities. (Thanks to Miss T for checking in on me!)
My class has been having some issues with understanding Author's Purpose. I mean, it took us practically all year to understand the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts. Sheesh. It's like most of my darlings had a mental block against the persuasive part of the Author's Purpose PIE.
Enter the help of Pigeon! I read "Pigeon Wants a Puppy" and "Don't let the Pigeon Stay Up Late". After my darlings heard them they were nonstop talking about other ideas for stories starring Pigeon. I think Pigeon and Mr. Willems would proud of our versions.
We made a chart of some ideas:
We simply folded a paper in half and my darlings created a book cover. They then drew an example of pigeon being persuasive inside. (Click to see them larger.)
Don't I have some creative girls? A pigeon who is not afraid to express his emotions with a girlfriend. A pigeon with a sweet tooth and an owner who loves cats, not pigeons. A pigeon with a flying walrus that says, "Art, art, art, art." The creativity of second graders always amazes me.
Enjoy your Memorial Day. Thank you to all of the men and women who have given their lives for the good of our country.