Friday, November 5, 2010
Our fourth grade students have worked really hard to read their mystery books and then complete a mystery house to go with it. They are now on display in the library, and we've really enjoyed looking at them and learning about some great mysteries!
The House with a Clock in its Walls is about a boy who goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday. Ewwww.....
The Sixty-Eight Rooms is an adventure about the Thorne Rooms, sixty-eight miniature rooms made by Mrs. James Ward Thorne in the 1930s and a magic key that allows a person to shrink down small enough to explore the rooms' secrets.
While visiting Aunt Molly at a fancy downtown hotel, Cam uses her photographic memory to help one of the guests find her stolen luggage and pet cat and catch a thief.
In order to locate the other half of a treasuer map, the eighteen-year-old detective must find a man who has been missing for years.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This week, I've been reading The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau to the third through fifth graders. This very interesting book is a biography about his life. On Wednesday, our Watch D.O.G., Mr. Charlie, read to several classes. He told the kids how the television show, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, used to be one of his favorite programs on tv and how it made an impression on him with its mesmerizing beauty of fantastic ocean scenes.
A pictorial biography of Jacques Cousteau, covering his adventures aboard the Calypso with his team of scientists, diving equipment, and waterproof cameras, and work to protect the oceans from pollution.