Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Fox and the Springtime Blossoms

The Fox and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson was a great way to start our day earlier this week.  My first read aloud of the day could be about anything we are studying or a great book I've found for kindergarten students.  The students were really excited after spring break the seasons had changed.  Spring stories have seemed just right for us and this book opened a great comprehension door for us.

Fletcher, the fox is strolling through the woods using his sense to enjoy the spring season.  As he enters the sunny orchard he is surprised to see such a late snow in spring.  He is very worried about the animals he knows and hurries to tell them all about the snow; birds, Porcupine, Squirrel, and rabbits.  Each time he is concerned for his friends.  They won't be able to find food and they won't be warm.  The animals are all traveling to the orchard to see this late spring snow only to discover BLOSSOMS.  Blossoms from the orchard trees are blowing in the wind creating a shower of white.  Hands down, we all predicted the animals were going to see the snow only to engage in a richer conversation about spring and trees.

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