On Thursday, October 3rd, the MWE Primary Grades are invited to participate in the JumpStart "Read for the Record" day, which features the book "Otis" by Loren Long. So, I decided to take our theme of "trucks" from this little tractor who learns to be a good friend.
The books we read about trucks today were:
"Otis" by Loren Long
"Demolition" by Sally Sutton
"Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle
"Smash! Crash!" by Jon Scieszka on Barnes & Noble Online Story Time
The songs we sang today were:
"The More we Get Together" by Howcast group
"Big Truck" Music Video by Rebbecca Frezza
"The Good Bye Song" by Out of the Box
We also watched a "Bob the Builder" short called "Muck's Train to Trouble" and we colored an Otis sign to remind us to be a good friend.
For additional "Demolition" fun, try the following activities suggested by the Texas 2x2 Book Committee:
• Demolition is a story about reusing materials; it is a lot like
recycling! Do you recycle at your house?
• Go build something (blocks, rocks, sand) and then knock it
down and rebuild. Remember, nothing lasts forever.
• Next time you take a car ride pay close attention to any
construction on the road, a building, a garden, or even parks
• Do you have a box, crayons, and scissors? Well, recycle
that cardboard into just about anything you can imagine.
Keep on trucking, my friends! Until next week!