A talented class of art students are collaborating with Mrs. Wojtera’s Wonderful Ones on a regular basis this year.
Each month, Mrs. Reese brings one of her art classes from Radford High School to visit and mentor these young writers. Our main focus has been personal narrative – or as Lucy Calkins calls it – a “small moment” story. As our writing fluency improves, the pairs are now able to spend some time collaborating on the artwork, as well.
This is how I decorate my Christmas tree. First we put on the lights. Then we put on the ornaments. Then the star. But this year we might not have a star. Then me and my brother eat a candy cane. Then my mom and my dad put the rug under the tree. I love to decorate my tree.
This is how I decorate my Christmas tree. First I put on the lights. Then me and my sister put on the ornaments. And my mommy and daddy helped too. We step back. It looks good.
This is how I decorate my Christmas tree. First I put on lights. Then I and my mommy and daddy put on the ornaments. Some times it looks messy. Then we put paper soft snow flakes on. Last we put on the angel. I love decorating Christmas trees. Ho ho ho!
This is how I decorate my Christmas tree. First I put the lights. Then I put the ornaments. Then I sit out the milk and the cookies.
This is how I decorate my Christmas tree. First my mom puts the star on the tree. I put the ornaments on the tree. My mom puts the lights on the tree. I love my tree.
Riley read a book called Making an Animated Cartoon, written and illustrated by Alex Stitt. She was inspired to create her own comic strip explaining some of the details she learned about making cartoons through her reading.
Saber tooth tigers lived with the dinosaurs. They had long fangs. They ate meat.
Saber tooth tigers were the big cats of the past. They were cool and dangerous.
They are exciting like dinosaurs. They look like cheetahs without spots and long fangs. They had sharp claws. They use their claws to hunt and protect. They eat meat. They hunted dinos like tyrannosaurs.
Saber tooth fossils might be in museums. Saber tooth tigers are awesome!
I love wild cats. They are cool. There are leopards, tigers, lions, cheetahs, jackals, caracals and so on.
I know a lot about them. I also know a lot about fierce predators. Wild means that they don’t depend (don’t need someone to help them) on people to feed them.
Did you know that foxes are more dangerous than wolves? The answer is yes. Even though foxes aren’t big enough to beat up a person they carry a deadly disease called rabies. Rabies are very bad if you catch them. They’re hard to get rid of. Different animals have them like skunks.