This week R7 and I-5 studied The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar- a story about a young girl whose family lives on a remote island off of Nantucket where they were the only people and the wild horses roamed free.
We got to visit MA- again…I think I should have planned that better! The horse is from the Draw Write Now series and both did a nice job.
We picked one animal to get to know better. Who isn’t familiar with a Canada Goose? The kids read how the geese flew honking a sad song as they left for the winter.
R7’s horse- she had a nice color scheme going there. I think she could use a lesson on the “thirds rule”- see below…
Since we’ve done a lot of visiting in the state of MA, this time we focused on the state bird and the state flower.
Some of the other activities during this book were:
- first person point of view and the pronouns we use with it
- counting by 10s- a good review for both
- using a true incident to write a fictional story (this was based on a true story but was fictionalized by changing the setting)
- review of smiles
- we put up the story disk on our map and reviewed other settings by placing disks from other stories we’ve done recently