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Joey shows off his bee and plant needs mobile that we made with our City Blossoms partner.  

We are deep into our non-fiction bee books.  During our reading block, we’re reading non-fiction books and articles about bees and learning how to use non-fiction text features like headings, bold print, and diagrams to help us learn more about our research topic.  During our writing block, we are trying out these features in our own writing as we draft our bee books.

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Adegoke reads a bee book during his free time.  

We learned that many non-fiction books have diagrams.  We got right to work making our own diagrams of our bees’ anatomies for our bee books.  We’re spending many days drafting, critiquing, and revising our drawings to get them to look as realistic as possible.  We studied photographs of our bees and sketched drafts based on the photographs.  We then did a gallery walk and critiqued each other’s drawings.  The next day, we revised our drawings based on the critique.  Our Pre-K friends let us borrow their light tables, which we used to help us trace our second drafts.

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