We are trying to figure out, along with Anna, Jose, and Henry, who stole the Star Spangled Banner flag! What are your thoughts far? Which of the kids do you like best so far and why? What are the best clues we have? Any red herrings? Do you think the kids make good detectives? Does one make a better detective than others? What do you think about each kid's parent(s)?
We're also starting poetry anthologies! I LOVED starting my day today at J.F. Burns and the enthusiasm you showed for your poems! What are your favorite poems so far? Why are they your favorite? Are you coming across any great words or word play?
We defined symbolism today. Keep an eye out for symbolism in your reading. If you find symbolism in your books or poems, post it here!!!
We've shared A LOT of 2012 picture books. Which ones do you hope win the Caldecott or an Honor medal so far? Why?