Students spent the first part of the day publishing their final copy of Horton 3, and a logic problem and word plexor.
Our focused story was one of Dr.Seuss' lesser known tales about Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose. Students brainstorm characteristics that a "big hearted" person would possess. We discussed a text to text comparison of Thidwick's and Horton's characteristics. We connected our reading on Thidwick and his "friends" to the scientific study of symbiotic relationships with the story Weird Friends. We learned about 3 types of symbiotic relationships and compared them to Thidwick's relationship with his animal friends. Students made antlers with their handprints and thumbprint animals "riding" on the antlers. They then wrote a short description describing their animals symbiotic relationship with Thidwick. We had time to end the day with the first part of a biographical video on Dr. Seuss and his famous works.