I recently got an email from a 4th grade teacher and literacy coach at The Pike School in Andover, MA. Her class had just finished The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis.
Among other activities, the students made Yoohoo boats and put special messages in them.
Isabel wrote a poem and agreed to let me share it with you:
The 4th grade class of 2012,
has done very, very well.
We were rewarded with a chocolate drink,
and we made a boat that doesn't sink.
We read The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis,
and it was a great book.
We wrote down all the vocab words
and then just had to look.
2 boys formed a friendship,
that lasted for awhile.
Elvis was a cool kid,
and Popeye had denials.
We have now finished it,
and it left us at a cliff,
and we were all surprised that it ended
at that bit!
PS We took a vocabulary test to see if we knew the meanings to all the vocabulary words!
Isn't that great?
AND guess what? They knew ALL of the vocabulary words!
Go, Pike School 4th graders!!!!