Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great New Book

I found this great new book at my local library and just had to share. It's called "Shark vs. Train" by Chris Barton.

In this book, a shark and a train go against each other in various challenges.  All the kids loved this book, especially the boys. They have asked me to read it everyday. Last week, I was teaching judgments so I had the kids design their own challenges for the shark and the train. Then, they had to write who would win and justify their judgment.  This is the first and only time that we have taught judgments this year but, basically, it's just an opinion with a reason.  My kiddos came up with some good challenges.  I totally forgot to take pictures but I will try to remember tomorrow. My favorite was a thumb wrestling contest that neither the shark or train would win because they don't have thumbs. Too cute!

We are comparing and contrasting this week so this book will come in handy again. Have a great night!

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  1. This book sounds too cute!! Must look for it :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. It's so funny you blogged about this book. My son checked it out from the library last week and has read it to me on the way to school every day!
    Teachin' First

  3. Looks like a good that my students would enjoy. I'm always looking for new books.


  4. Thanks for sharing! This is perfect for those last few weeks of Treasures where all we do is make inferences/draw conclusions/make judgements! :)
    Stories From Second

  5. My kids LOVE this book, and we just worked on making judgments! I can't wait to snag this :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  6. Thanks for sharing that book. It looks great, and I love the writing activity! I will have to break these out sometime the next two weeks when things are getting crazy! It should hold their attention!

    Just came across your blog from the Summer Bucket List linky party, and I love it!

    Delighted in Second


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