The Trillium continue to use their detective skills in determining if a book is fiction, created from the author's imagination or nonfiction, a collection of facts that are true about a certain subject.
They were quick to surmise that this book had to be nonfiction because "presidents are real". They learned that George Washington had fake teeth made from gold, ivory, and horse or cow teeth!
They quickly analyzed that a duck really couldn't become president after reading this charming story. We laughed through the story and talked about the imagination of an author.
The Huckleberry classes impressed me with their knowledge of what a community is. "A group of people that are brought together because they share something in common". This came straight out of our intelligent Huckleberry classes. They were full of interesting comments and facts about our Molalla history. We read, "Abuela" which is about a story of a grandmother and granddaughter who imagining flying over New York City. We discussed the similarities and differences between the communities of Molalla and New York City.
The Clakia classes have been delving into the research about the Oregon Trail. We are learning how to unlock information through the use of the many text tools such as: how to use a table of contents, index, photographs, captions, and more. We started reading a "Choose Your Own Adventure Along the Oregon Trail" book. We are excited to see what happens to us as we get to chose our own fates. The Clarkia also finished up their Fast Fact Animal research using our OSLIS database site. Their research will be posted on our white board. Please stop in to see their work.