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This week in the Jackson Library, fifth graders explored the fascinating picture book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. First, we discussed topiaries and looked at pictures. Then we discussed foreshadowing and prepared ourselves to find how Van Allsburg uses the literary technique in his book. During the story, we completed the puzzle and discussed the vocabulary words. During check out, the kids rotated on the computers to play a Quizdini game about the book. After the story, the kids had to decide if the magician tricked Alan or if he really knew magic. It looks like FOX/Disney might be adapting the book into a movie version soon!
Fourth graders had fun in the Jackson Library this week after enjoying the read aloud, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. We used a glossary, looked at context clues, made predictions, and folded a fortune teller.
Jackson Elementary second graders had fun with the silly story, The Book With No Pictures this week! They made up their own definitions of the nonsense words and drew pictures for the book! This activity is from Being Mrs. Barnes’ TPT store. I adapted her activity sheet to add made up words from the book El libro sin dibujos for the bilingual classes. Fun!