Spring Break in . . . Columbus, Wisconsin? Yes!

Last week I traveled to Columbus, WI to visit their elementary and middle schools.We talked about writing nonfiction and writing fiction. It was a great time! Thanks to literacy coaches Mary Jo Werner and Kay Lange for lining it up. I hope the students got as much out of it as I did.

Second graders
I met with the second, third, fourth, and fifth graders. One of the classes stuck around and I finally remembered to pull out my camera.
Food chains.
Students made food chains of the animals and how they connect after reading our FOL:OW THAT FOOD CHAIN books.
Temperate food chain.
Temperate food chain.

 

Tundra food chain.
Tundra food chain.
Australian Outback chain.
Australian Outback chain.
Outback chain continued.
Outback chain continued.
More Outback.
More Outback.
Welcome sign
I loved this--because it looks to me like a rat (Malcolm?) and a raccoon tail. How did they know that I'm messing around with a story that might involve a jaded raccoon who lives behind a Mexican restaurant?