I want to try and get caught up on my blogging before I head back to work. I'm so behind I can't even remember what all I still need to share about. I know I'm behind in sharing about our author studies so I'll start there.
Back in December we did an author study on Tomie dePaola:
We read so many wonderful books including Strega Nona, The Legend of the Bluebonnet and Tony's Bread. Here are some of my kids reading response journals:
The kids also did a character web about Strega Nona and filled in a BME chart for the Legend of the Poinsettia:
Finally, after reading The Legend of the Poinsettia, the kids made their own paper poinsettias:
If you liked these activities, please check out my author study unit which you can use for any author: