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Old 07-05-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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I teach third grade, but second could do this just as well. The book is titled Everybody Needs a Rock. Ask students to listen carefully to the rules as you read the book to them.

Then after you read the story take students outside to hunt for a rock. I usually give mine about ten minutes to find one.

Then return to the classroom and have the students write about their rock. I have them describe it and then tell why they chose this rock.

Then we share our writings and rocks.

Then I have them write their initials on their rock with a permanent marker. I collect them all and arrange them in a big see through bowl. I discuss with the class that we are all unique, but make a great collection as a class. We are much like the bowl of rocks. Each rock is unique, but they look pretty all grouped together.

At the end of the year, everyone gets their own rock back and we reread the story.
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