Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Grumpy Day

Wow - what was supposed to be "flurries" has turned into an all day snowfest!  We had two snow days last week, and I'm thinking with what's coming down now, another snow day might be in store!  All of this snow is enough to make even the happiest first graders feel a little grumpy...
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! 

1 comment:

  1. I've seen Grymp Floria around but never pocked it up. I'll have to go pick it up now. Sounds like it would fit in perfectly with my Fabulous Words board I posted about not too long ago. My "said is dead" post.

    Ms. M



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