Here's the schedule:
Tuesday: FIRST GRADE
Wednesday: SECOND GRADE
Thursday: THIRD GRADE
Friday: FOURTH GRADE
Saturday: FIFTH GRADE
Each day I will be giving away a copy of the Student Edition for that grade level... and at the end of the week, I will choose one winner from all the commenters via blog/Facebook/Twitter for the K-5 TEACHER edition!
So, SECOND GRADE. First of all, the line drawings that accompany the poems in the Student Edition are wonderful and engaging! There's also a Glossary and Index, both of which I find particularly helpful.
Here's one of my favorite poems:
LATE NIGHT SCIENCE QUESTIONS
by Greg Pincus
Do sneakers make me fast?
How long does winter last?
Is goop the same as goo?
What can't a robot do?
What makes a motor go?
Can we drink H3O?
Why is the ocean deep?
Why do I have to sleep?
Aren't those fabulous questions? They remind me of conversations with our youngest son (a scientist-musician!), who, still, at age 14, asks questions that make me giggle... and send me to Google. :)
In the TEACHER'S EDITION for this poem (p.111), Sylvia Vardell has created TAKE FIVE! activities that include:
actually asking this question on cell phone software
asking kids to chime in as you read the poem
research and share the answer to one of the questions posed
talk about the role of question in the inquiry process
a companion poem and book suggestion
So much fun! And yes, I have a Bonus Poem in this one... "Disaster Riddle in a Hurry"
GIVEAWAY: Comment here or on Twitter @irene_latham or on my Facebook page! Winners announced daily.