Read Across America 2014

imagesCAK6AO8EEach year my best friend (and amazingly awesome teacher) plans a reading extravaganzaa for our school to celebrate Read Across America Day. This year each grade level chose a book to share with the students from 2 other grade levels. This is pretty cool because we get to meet the students we will have next year and reconnect with the students we had last year! Along with choosing a book each grade level team created an activity to go along with the book. Some grades will be doing crafts, singing songs, dancing, etc.

The fourth grade team will be reading  One Love, by Cedella Marley.  Her picture book is based on her father, Bob Marley’s song of the same title.  In addition to sharing the story with the third and fifth graders we will be teaching them the sign language for the chorus to the song “One Love.”  After we are done reading we will all pretend we are in a MUCH warmer climate and jam out to the Marley tune and practice our sign language.  Check out my 4th graders video below to learn the signs and brighten your day with the positive lyrics from “One Love.”