Sense of Smell:
some words we heard as they were "talking about it"...
smells like Ms. Villalba's perfum
smells like orange
and some children reacted to the bag of potpourri with words like:
yuck! nasty! gross!
Sense of Hearing:
soft and loud
the bell reminds me of The Polar Express
Sense of Taste:
it taste like strawberry...like bubblegum...delicious!
Sense of Sight:
some sentences we heard: "Ms. Villalba looks like her mom!" She looks happy" Miss Ray is graduating!"
Sense of Touch:
we heard some great descriptive words: furry, soft, cold. hard, squishy, cuddly!
Now that my students had a chance to use their knowledge of English to describe some objects using their 5 senses, it is time for students to experience how authors do this when they write. It is time for mentor texts! And this is where our love for children's books comes in so handy! I am so proud to be a blogger of children's literature and to surround myself with other teachers, professionals who use books in their classrooms, or library or school for similar purposes. Right now I have some great Margaret Wise Brown books, and some by Doreen Cronin to use as mentor texts for this unit. We will be "reading detectives" looking for clues, and words of how authors integrate this into their writing. Do you have any suggestions for me of other great children's literature I can use throughout this unit in writing workshop? other great read aloud picture books for grades k-3 that I can use as mentor texts? if you do, please leave a comment with your suggestion! I would love to hear from you. After all, this is what blogging is all about...learning from each other.