Thursday, April 9, 2015

Don't you just LOVE the smell of new books??!!

We are trying a new reading program called Wonders!

It is fully aligned to the new Common Core Standards and full of challenging fiction and non-fiction selections. The vivid, detailed photographs are breathtaking and engaging for the students! 
Students immerse themselves in the stories through vocabulary previews, writing opportunities, and comprehension connections through whole class and guided reading group lessons. 
Each unit has a Big Idea and Essential Questions for each week in that unit.

We are beginning with 
Unit 4: Big Idea: How do different environments make the world an interesting place?
This week's  
Essential Question?: Different Places-What makes different parts of the world different?
The children are really excited to be learning about such global topics across the curriculum!
We will keep you posted!

Working with Mrs. Pocock, our 2nd Grade Teaching Assistant, on Wonders vocabulary words!