Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Peek and Predict

Are you ready for a fun game called Peek and Predict?

Let's Begin!
Today the kids in Room 222 were able to use information from a cover illustration to gather predictions on our newest addition to the Room 222 Library.

Below you will find the thoughts of our kiddos. Are you thinking the same thing they are?

Initial thoughts:
"We don't know who the author is."
"It looks like it was written by a 2nd grader."

"It might be about animals!"
"It might be about trees."
"Could it be about Jane Goodall?" - Student actually got up and found a Jane Goodall Biography to show the kiddos. My teacher heart skipped a beat.

"I see jungle plants!"
"Those leaves are different!"

"We know the author!" 
"There are even more kinds of plants."
"This is a new author for us."

"It is an award winner!"
"It has the word, me."
"I see a dot, dot, dot."
"Could it be, Me... and the Jungle?"

Are you ready to see the book?

Here it is...

A Jane Goodall book!

Stay tuned for more on Jane Goodall very soon.

*pardon the pictures - taken in the moment :)


  1. What a cool idea! Those were some great guesses. I am so excited to learn more about Jane Goodall.
    Mrs. Burnett

  2. Peek and Predict....what a fun idea!!!! I really like the illustrations. I love learning about Jane Goodall :)

  3. What a great way to get the kids excited about books and reading!

  4. That was a cool thing to do with them, great idea!!!

  5. I predict that we are going to have very smart 1st graders this year!

  6. Great work and great idea everyone! You are a very creative class.

  7. What a neat way to practice the skill of predicting! I will try that in my classroom this week!

    Mrs. Sorenson
    1st Grade Teacher
    Colchester, VT