Today we read the chapter book UFO Spotted! which is in the Hilde Cracks the Case Series. This book is written by Hilde Lysiak and Matthew Lysiak and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. If you decide to stop at a certain chapter make sure you take note of the time in the video so you can start back in the same place another time.
I want you to pay attention to how important it is to Hilde to get all the FACTS before she writes her story. Real news is fact-based. Real journalism is not a guess or an opinion. Real news is not based on rumours. Real news is about stating clear facts. That is very important in learning to differentiate real news from potentially fake, false, or misleading news.
ACTIVITY: Visit Hilde’s news site and get tips from the real Hilde!
First let’s visit Hilde’s real news site, Orange Street News, and take ten minutes to read some real news stories.
Designate one corner of your kitchen to be your ‘net’ area by marking it off with duct tape. If you have a small real net even better. Now arrange lots of non-breakable small objects around the kitchen floor. These could be small toys, balls, etc… Now use a broom and see how fast you can sweep those objects into your net. If you have a sibling you can compete with, that is even more fun. Use a timer to break your own record again and again!
This is a special day where the class comes to school in their PJs, decides what kind of animal they want to be for the activity, and creates a special place using class materials that would accurately match how and where their animal hibernates. So we don’t have a real cave, but a desk with a blanket overtop could turn into a cave. We don’t have a burrow, but we could make a burrow by piling soft materials into a corner, pretending to dig down, and snuggling in!
Today we read a few books about some very adorable little piggies!
A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
Story Sequencing Activity You Can Print
Teachers can print the ‘If You Give a Pig a Pancake’ story sequencing activity pages from the following document for your class. You can choose the specific pages to print (the activity in colour is page 4 and 5, in black and white it is 25 and 26.) Students cut out the circles and try to put them in the correct order. You may need to re-play the story for them before they begin and having them pay close attention!