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Spooky Story Writing

Posted in writing

Last week when I was substituting in fourth grade, one of the assignments was to write a spooky story! This is right up my alley! I read the bilingual class the opening and closing lines from several spooky stories in the library and they took off with their imagination! They wrote an opening line and ending for a scary story. We had fun!

4 g spooky writing

fourth grade writes

Spring Poetry Writing

Posted in bilingual, displays and deco, fifth grade, fourth grade, poetry, third grade, and writing

April is National Poetry Month! Third through fifth grades had fun in the Jackson Library writing Spring poems! Some wrote diamante poems about the atmosphere layers, some wrote acrostics in English, and some wrote Spanish acrostics. We used kite templates (see TPT links below) so we could post them on the library windows. The kids had fun writing the poems! 

stu acrostic poems


poetry kites

acrostic poem on kite


link to Spa acrostic template
link to Spa template


Spring bulletin board kit- acrostic kites
English acrostic kite template and SPRING banner


Be Proud of Your ‘Crown’

Posted in picture book lesson, and second grade

Last week in the Jackson Library, students read Hair Love/Amor de pelo and Crown. We discussed how styling our hair can be fun or frustrating and how we should be proud of our heritage and the physical characteristics that it gifts us.   The kids drew new hair designs on bookmarks before they checked out books.

hair lesson pictures for Crown and Hair Love/amor de pelo

design haircut bookmarks


Crown Read Aloud

Crown bookmark – design the haircut


Derrick Barnes’ website



Crown Act
The Crown Act

The Hair of Zoe video

Amor de pelo
Amor de pelo read aloud

amor de pelo bookmark –diseñar el corte de pelo



Matthew A. Cherry website

Hair Love awards

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