Ok, we were acting! (Some of us not all that well - I see a few smiles sneaking in!) We just read the adorable new book by Anna Dewdney (author of the Llama Llama books) - Grumpy Gloria!
This book, like her others, was wonderfully written and the illustrations were absolutely adorable! When we finished reading it (two times - the students begged for me to read it again!), we talked about adjectives. This book is chock-full of words that mean the same thing as grumpy. We created a word map to help us remember them all!
After we took our grumpy picture, the students wrote about a time when they felt grumpy (or crabby, mopey, grouchy - you get the picture!). They had so many words to choose from! You can imagine how cute their stories were. And Grumpy Gloria has become one of the most popular books in our class library. Have you read this book? If not, grab a copy and be grumpy with your students - we had a blast!