Saturday, 25 October 2014

Oh! The Places We'd Go!

Last week we read another book by Peter H. Reynolds called "I'm Here."  While reading this book we focused on how the boy was feeling, why he was all alone and how things changed once a girl noticed him and invited him to play.  We had many text to text connections with his other book, The North Star and also to the character in the book.  Many of us had felt like him before. When we finished reading the book Mrs. Betts left us with 3 questions. . . .  If you could go anywhere, where would you go? who would you take with you? and why would you take them?

We talked a lot about the  people in our lives and what makes them special to us and why we like to spend time with them.

Then we made paper airplanes and shared our thinking with each other.  We also Skyped with Mrs. Stard's class and Ms.Hawthorn's class.  They live in Yellowknife!  They are reading the same books as us.  It is so much fun to hear what they think about the books.  We also found out some interesting information about living in Yellowknife!  We learned that many of them have seen the Northern Lights, that is starting to get cold and dark there and that one of the boys is mining for quartz in his backyard!  We love learning about where they live, what they like to do and what they are doing at their school!

.   If you could go anywhere, where would YOU go? Who would you take?  Why would you take that person?

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