- Each grade level read a book and did a lesson to prepare for her visit.
We put up 12 READ posters where actual students from the school were photographed with Grace Lin’s book creating a poster using Photoshop. We will have Grace Lin sign the posters at the end of the week and give them to the students.
- My favorite poster is “Ling & Ting.” Aren’t they adorable!
Grade 4 translated one of her books into Chinese and made an audiotape reading it.
Grade 4 read also wrote fortune cookies and read, “Fortune Cookie Fortune.” Cookies were baked locally and handed out to students after each presentation.
- Did you know that fortune cookies were invented in the United States? They are not from Asia.
- I like the fortune, “Your mom will never forget you.”
Grade 3 read “The Red Thread” and made a story mountain.
Grade 2 examined characters in stories.
- What characters were thinking
- Cliff hangers
- Dialogue that shows feelings
- Tiny actions that give details
- Using special words in place of “said.”
Grade 1 is studying celebrations and read, “Thanking the Moon” about the Moon Festival.
The paper on the right by a six-year-old says: “On the day of the moon festival lots of poeple and familys barbcue together. Other poeple also eat mooncakes or have picnics. I like mooncakes, too. They are dilicouse. Some people, like my freind Justin, don’t like mooncakes. But anyway, moon festival is fun! My family Barbecuse or eat mooncakes.”
KA made dragon kites and read “Kite Flying.” Kindergarten read “Bringing in the New Year” and made Chinese lanterns.