Friday, September 28, 2012

The Big Blue Ox, A Fox and a Kit

Last week we read The Big Blue Ox from our Reading Street series. The kids made these oxen which turned out really cute. The idea came from They had a really good time making these, although some of them took for-e-v-e-r. We also talked more about realism and fantasy.

                                                    Ox picking apples and digging.

   In the story Ox cooks for Mom and Pop. He's wearing an apron.

                              Ox mopping. I love the horns on this one.

Ox helping with the groceries. If you ask me, Ox needs to get paid!

Our story this week was A Fox and a Kit. We did this labeling activity where the kids draw and label a fox. Then they write three facts they learned. We were going to finish it today but ran out of time. We'll finish it up on Monday.

The comprehension skill this week was 'the main idea' which I've always found a little hard to teach. My kids seem to have a hard time grasping this concept. I made this chart for The Big Blue Ox to try to help them find the main idea. They gave me lots of details but it took a while before one of them figured out the main idea. Oh well, I guess it will take a little time. Then we found the main idea for A Fox and a Kit.


Aimee Fleeman said...

Is there a template for the oxen craft?

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