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Book Summary: “Rosie’s rival, Violet, outdoes her in everything until the class plants seeds for a unit on gardening.”
This story brought me back to my teaching days of working to establish a positive and collaborative learning environment, and it brought me back to my student days of wanting to be noticed and praised. This story also tells the tale of so many elementary science experiences of growing your own plant and the excitement that it brings. Allison Wortche does a clever job of telling Rosie’s tale while incorporating scientific concepts and skills.
Book Summary: “A boy has fun outside with his family as a storm approaches and inside when the rain arrives.”
This picture book focuses on the many effects of wind, as told by a young boy as he explores and interacts with those affects with his mom and family. The way it is written, simple two-word sentences, noun-verb combinations, really enhances the flowing visual to capture “wind”. I also really love how the book focuses on these explorations and interactions through the relationship of a boy and his mother.
*Note: This book would make a great lead into students writting their own stories/descriptions.