IMG_7313We had a wonderful family event this morning and even though our numbers were smaller, it was great to see those that attended.

IMG_7314Our Flat Stanley’s (and robot) went on an adventure to the Waterloo Public Library during the 2 weeks since we last saw each other and were kind enough to bring us all an application to get our very own library card.  They all wrote us a nice little note on the back saying, “I went to the library.”  Students got to collect their Stanley and were instructed to send Stanley on another adventure and write it on the back.  (We learned one of our 2nd graders has a pony–we suggested letting Stanley go for a ride. We all hoped he wouldn’t fly away.  I guess we’ll have to wait until next time to see where all of our Stanleys went.)

I read Stanley at Bat to the kiddos and we had a fabulous time making predictions of what would happen to Stanley…such as:

  • The bat would fall on Stanley and make him even flatter.
  • Stanley would get a flat bat and be an amazing player.
  • Stanley would fly away playing because he’s so flat.

IMG_7309We had a lot of fun giggling about the book and the silly things that happened.  After we finished reading the book students were able to complete an All Star graphic organizer.  Each base had a task for the kids to complete–character, setting, problem, solution.

IMG_73112nd graders were able to pick out another free book and many stayed around to read their new book and put it in their writing logs.  I was able to go through the student’s writing journal and see what books they’ve been reading and their favorite parts.  I learned that a chicken is actually a living descendant of a dinosaur.  Who woulda thought? 🙂

We missed those of you unable to join us, but please come back for our next family event:

  • Tuesday, July 9th
  • Lowell Library
  • 11:30-12 lunch, 12-1 reading activities
  • Please don’t forget to bring back your Stanley and writing journal.

IMG_7310Also, we look forward to having Irving join us again.