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This week: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes

posted Nov 29, 2015, 6:32 PM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Nov 29, 2015, 6:33 PM ]
This week, Grade 2 will be reading the folk tale How Chipmunk Got His Stripes. This book is a retelling of a Native American folk tale. It, like most folk tales, stars animal characters acting like people. In this case, a braggart bear is outsmarted by a Chipmunk who ten gets in trouble when he teases Bear. Children always love this story. I've put a YouTube video of the story being read below if you're interested.

This week students will be exploring characters' personalities by looking at their actions. This practice will later be applied to a full story at the end of the month.

We will be practicing vocabulary, grammar, and spelling this week as well. A spelling test will be given on Friday. For writing this week, students will be reviewing letter writing by writing a letter from Brown Squirrel to a family member about the lessons he learned in the story. Please help your child study the spelling and vocabulary words on the handout below.