If you have been reading my blog you know I love Maria Dismondy books! Super love them! They always have such great messages and are super dupe for the beginning of the school year.
We read this book the first week of school but last week we revisited it and jumped into character traits. Through out most of this story the 2 main characters are pretty different so that gave us the opportunity to do some double bubble (thinking maps) comparing character traits about Champ and Walter:) The kids really enjoyed doing this and it was a great book to start character traits with:)
I have quite a little artist in my class this year:) He is VERY good so he wanted to make a poster to go in the hall along with our double bubbles:)
Told ya he was good:)
Here is our display in the hall:)
This all was a great follow up to some awesome Interactive Character Analysis Posters from Head Over Heals for Teaching. I just love this HUGE set from Joanne! (it is so big, due to lack of wall space and me not wanting to overwhelm my kiddos...I only put up half the set to start with, then I will switch them out.)
Here is a close up of 2 of them:) We have already started filling out the post its that go here:) For right now, since character traits were just introduced to my kids, we are only completing the post its for the read alouds I do with the kids. (PS right now we are reading The One and Only Ivan. FABULOUS book!!!!!!) We have gone over each of the posters I have hung and talked about all the different traits. As they hear me read about a character that might fit that trait they raise their hand and we discuss it. If they are right, that student fills out a post it:) It's neat....they are constantly listening and looking back at the posters to see if they can plug one in:)
Right now the posters are on my lower cabinet doors which is perfect for them to read and interact with:) Pop over to Joanne's blog to read more about these. Love, love them:) They will be something we will be using all year;)
If you haven't check our Maria's books, you MUST!!
Maria Dismondy Just click on her name to take you to her page to read more about her great books:)
I have every one of these and each of them is amazing:))))