Thursday, February 28, 2013

Willy Wonka Day!!

So, Where do we begin??? Since today was Willy Wonka Day students (and teachers) arrived in character and ready for some Wonka-licious FUN! Veruca, some Violets, a few Charlie's and Mike TVs, Willy Wonka himself, a couple of Grandmas, and even one over-sized Oompa Loompa! Wow! Our morning started with literacy, as usual, reading groups, readers theaters, research writing, the usual. After that, math was anything BUT the usual, as a chocolate river was streaming it's way through our meeting area full of chocolatey treats to sort, count, and graph! After graphing our sweet tasty treats it was on to more Wonka-mania in writing workshop. First, we needed some inspiration... and we found that inspiration inside a chocolate bar! A GOLDEN TICKET!! Every friend searched the school for their delicious Wonka Scrumpdittly-Umptious Bars and found a golden ticket in each one! What would you do if you went to Willy Wonka's factory? Who would you bring? What would you do with a life time supply of chocolate??? And... let the writing BEGIN!! Now that's what I call some sweet tasty inspiration! Ms. Nelms lead read aloud and continued with stories that celebrate our country's African American heroes with a story about Rosa Parks! Since it was Thursday, we also visited Ms. Kidder in the library, and ended the day in PE with Ms. Gebo! Now that's what I call one delicious day of learning!

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