Today was the last Literature Circle meeting for Wringer! In both classes, the investigators asked to bring pie in for the class, since in the reading Palmer went to Family Fest and lots of pies were eaten at the celebration. His favorite was raspberry crumb, but we had Derby Pie in LA 1 and Apple Crumb Pie in LA 3. It was a delicious final meeting day!
Here are some more discussions from recent student literature circle meetings for our novel Wringer by Jerry Spinelli. I am impressed by some of the interesting connections and questions the students are raising as they talk about each group of chapters. Keep it up guys!
The 5th graders have been learning about pigeons as part of our novel study of Wringer. In the book, the main character Palmer LaRue finds a lost pigeon and keeps it as a pet. At one point in the story, Palmer goes to the library and borrows a book about pigeons so he can learn more about his new pet. He is amazed by all the facts he didn't know.
The 5th graders have watched part of the documentaryOur Oldest Feathered Friends as a connecting activity. Below are some of the things they have learned.