4/9 - 4/13

This week, we continued work on our collaborative city by brainstorming character traits for our puppets. We used A Sick Day for Amos McGee as a model for how authors develop characters with a combination of outside and inside traits. The class also began talking about how to compose a letter by looking closely at stories told through a series of letter exchanges. The children then started writing first drafts of letters pretending to be their puppet characters.  The children will exchange letters with another character and write back and forth as pen pals slowly revealing who they are, what they do and what they like. 

First and Second graders also created map keys by carefully selecting symbols for places in a city such as library, parking lot, airport, etc. They will then use these symbols to create a map and city plan thinking deeply about what parts of a city should be near or far from each other and what people need for city life. This will be great preparation for planning out o…

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