Today in class English Class second graders heard the awesome story of The Snail and the Whale, written by Julia Donaldson and beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler, read by Ms. Sylvia. Pupils listened very attentively to the story and absorbed many new vocabulary words as they did. The children were especially aware of the many rhyming words in the story.
The follow-up to this lesson will be for the second graders to write actual postcards telling about what had been seen. These postcards will really be sent to classmates the conventional way, by putting a stamp on each postcard and taking it to a postbox, a.k.a.”snail mail” in today’s world.