A few more photos from Lexington School District in SC. I was there for 9 days of talks including a weekend READ Fest, a community event put on by the extraordinary school librarians of this district.
Bumblebee Poetry and Nonfiction Writing at Midway Elem
Read The Bumblebee Queen. Pull out the chewiest, most evocative vocabulary and put it on sticky notes. Then move around the words to make a poem of your own.
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Bumblebee, Insect, and Life Cycle Activities
These are from Hamilton Traditional School in South Bend, IN.
Ants and Army Ant Parade at Hamilton School
Hamilton School Digs Into Literacy and Science
In Nov, 2008 I had a wonderful visit to Hamilton Traditional School in South Bend, IN. Curriculum leader Marcia LaBelle brought me in. The school was decked with creative art and writing related to my books. Classrooms I visited were doing in-depth writing, using some of my books as structural models. Continue reading “Hamilton School Digs Into Literacy and Science”
Here are some ideas, sketched out, for what educators might do with the book, THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN.
(A mathematical look at The Bumblebee Queen by April Pulley Sayre)
BEING A MATH DETECTIVE
(Building number literacy and sensitivity)
After a first read of the book, as a story, look through it again, as a math detective.
Math can help you notice things and connect facts that you see. Continue reading “Bumblebee Math”
Ant, Ant, Ant: an Insect Chant activities
See also the activities for The Bumblebee Queen, Army Ant Parade, and If You Should Hear a Honey Guide.
Bumblebee Queen Activities
Bumblebee Queen activities
School Visit Activities