Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lulu and the Brontosaurus!

We have officially started a collaborative read-aloud project with Mrs. Bright's class at McDole Elementary in Montgomery, Illinois. We are reading the book, Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, and we are excited to be reading the book and sharing the experience with a class we "met" before via the Primary Blogging Community in the fall.

Mrs. Bright's class wrote a blog post for us on their classroom blog. They asked us a lot of great question, which we have answered in a reply on their blog. Check it out!

Here is some info for Mrs. Bright's class...

Hi Mrs. Bright's Class!

We love the book so far! Do you? We have some definite opinions about Lulu's personality at this point in the book! We don't want to give too much away, because we got overly excited today and read to Chapter 5. :-) Mrs. Sorenson just couldn't stop reading...the class was enjoying it so very much, and so was she. We all lost track of time! We read the page about her being a pain twice, because we thought it was so hilarious!

We give the book a big thumbs up so far!

Below is our bubble map of what we think of Lulu so far in the story. We wonder if she's really this naughty or if she's just going through a phase. :-) We can all be cranky sometimes, right?! We made this map with the iPad app, Popplet Lite.

Many of us hope that Lulu will change over the course of the story, and that maybe she'll start to be a little nicer.

Here are some questions for your class:

What chapter are you on?

How would you describe Lulu?

Can you think of a time when you felt the way Lulu felt when her parents told her she can't have a brontosaurus as a pet?

We are having so much fun with this book, and we hope you are too! We hope you are back in school on Monday after the big snow you're supposed to get. Wow!

Mrs. Sorenson's Class

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mrs. Sorenson's class,
    We are enjoying the book. We just finished chapter 8. We would use the following words to describe Lulu: meany-pants, mean attitude, bossy, begs and selfish. Our friend, Anthony, said he was frustrated when his mother told him that he couldn't have a really cool toy. That made him feel like Lulu. We will have something special for you on our blog in just a few minutes. Talk to you soon.
    Mrs. Bright