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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
When Lightning Comes in a Jar Patricia Polacco
We kicked our week off with Patricia Polacco Books. We will continue reading her books after we return from Spring Break. I thought some of you might be interested in the activities that we did regarding the book titled " When Lightning Comes in a Jar".
Before reading this book, I thought it would be a great idea to find some Nonfiction Information regarding "Fireflies". I selected some information online and arranged it into an artilce with pictures, captions, subheadings etc. There were various subjects ranging from the fireflies habitat, communication, and decline of fireflies in America. My peeps were very engaged! I also provided them with a diagram and they had to label and color the parts of the firefly.
Tomorrow we will complete the story and sequence the events in order. I have provided you a picture and link below to scribd so that you can copy the sequencing activity. I must say ---It turned out rather cute.