Monday, October 22, 2012

Where in the World?

Before I tell you about my wonderful surprise weekend, I just wanted to share with you a cool activity I did with my strongest readers last week.  We were talking about nonfiction text features, specifically labels.  Because we were learning about bats last week, I decided to incorporate that into our small group lesson.  I took 3 pages from this book:
and covered up some of the labels on those pages (see below):
I then copied it for my highest readers.  We read the text on the pages together and then we discussed how to go back into the text to find the words and information that would help us complete the labels.  The kids did really well with this activity and it helped to reinforce the idea of going back in the text to find information.  The cool thing is that this activity can be done with any nonfiction books.  Not only could you white out or cover up existing labels, but you could add your own boxes for the students to label a picture. 

Now, on to the fun!  Sorry it's taken me so long to post pictures from the romantic weekend.  Rather than just telling you where we went, I thought it might be fun for you to guess.  Here's some pictures from our weekend:
We saw beautiful plantation houses

Some old homes in town

That's me and my hubby

Some beautiful interiors

Gorgeous gardens

Even the Moon Pie store!

It's beautiful at night

Yep, we took a ghost tour! you know where we went??????  Leave me a comment with your guess!

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