Our story this week focuses on inferencing. I saved this activity from Miss Britnee that I picked up during the Superbowl sale, and it was the perfect moment this morning to pull it out. It was a great mini lesson.
For this activity I told the kids that I don't know my neighbors very well, so I decided to go through their garbage. They looked at me disgusted, so I fessed up that I was just joking. I said that we were going to pretend that I went through my neighbors' garbage and made a list of the different things that I found. Oh, the lists are hilarious that she created... and from the lists the students then got into groups, using her worksheet, and created inferences.
They did a great job. We discussed them afterwards... everything from the neighbors must have a dog, to a baby, to just getting back from vacation. It was really good and pretty funny!
Just wanted to give a shout out about it, since perhaps someone else is looking for something perfect (and easy to prep).