What is 4L reading?

Hi 4L, I thought I would share a list of all the books you are reading right now for your Reading Log!

and then it Happened book 9
I am Drums
Warriors: Into the Wild
The Ship Of Secrets
Harry potter and the deathly hallows
The Secret Of The Crystal Fairies
Hardy boys and the great airport mystery
Wesakechak and the Earth
Phoebe and her unicorn
Dairy of a wimpy kid the getaway
Animal Rescue Friends Book 1 Maddie and Boyd
Harry Potter – Re-reading series
Warriors:Into The Wild
Saint Teresa of Ávila: God’s Troublemaker
Dear Pen Pal
Warriors:Fire & Ice
The Alchemyst – The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flame (#1) Chapter 19
The One and Only Ivan
The Legend of Saint Christopher (Comic)
Charlie and the chocolate factory
Hardy Boys: What Happened at Midnight
Japanese Culture
Nevermoor:The Trials of Morrigan Crow
SURVIVORS:Red Moon Rising
Harry potter and the chamber of secrets
Danny the Champion of the World
Narwhal’s Otter Friend

Shape of the day

Hello all,

With our first online learning week underway I want to say thank you for your support and understanding. This is new too all of us involved. I want to include another copy of the shape of the day document. Please use this one or have your child make their own. I am using a week long plan to make it easier to be flexible around parents work schedules and availability of technology. I ask that you have a moment as a family to preview the week learning plan and create a shape of the day that works for you.

Students generally work their best in the morning, so I recommend scheduling Math and LA based activities then and save art or PE based activities for the afternoon.

Students may post their work in Seesaw as they complete it so I can give quick feedback and make sure it is placed in the correct digital folder in Seesaw. As students need help, message me and I can help over Seesaw as well as jumping into a zoom meeting (with the same ID and password) quick for your child to get immediate support.




I would love to see a photo of their shape of the day, and if the first week it doesn’t work, try it again a different way.

If it still isn’t working, I am happy to help make it with your child.

We are all in this together 🙂

Soapstone Carving – I was given a discount code!


Oliver Harwood is offering a special 40% discount to teachers and students for his soapstone kits right now because many of us had to cancel workshops with him. Use the below link to buy a kit if you wish and message me for the 40% off discount code! He is also offering free shipping I see on the website!

I would love to do a class zoom lesson or smaller groups if works better to be able to carve together 🙂


Week 1 (April 6-9) Learning Plan

Reading Log link:
Complete 1 this week


Week 1 learning plan link:



Please see your seesaw for information about 1:1 student meetings with with tomorrow and Tuesday.

Check your Seesaw please

I have sent meeting ID/ room ID to your seesaw accounts. Please check and make sure you have it. e-mail me if you cannot view it or you did not get one.

BC Library Cooperative and other book resources

Below is a link to a BC library cooperative where you can take out books through your local Library.

Please try it and let me know how it goes as I don’t have a Library card number. You will need your library card number and library name to access this.



For those who don’t have a library number you can try out Epic Books, free 30 day trial to test it out



Or try a free month trial of Audible


The Wild Robot- Novel by Peter Brown

Hello, here is another read aloud for anyone who wants. I cannot find this book in one link, however this teacher has groups of chapters together and for me shows up as next once I finished chapters 1-6, chapters 7-13 automatically loaded and started.

I hope you enjoy this book 🙂 It is in our classroom library but now we can all read at the same time!

and good news, they came out with a second book The Wild Robot Escapes.

Picture Writing – The pictures in The Wild Robot are fantastic

– Use these images before reading the novel to have students predict the novel
Or Use the images as an independent lesson to spark creative writing.




The Wild Robot –Peter Brown


Comprehension and Discussion Questions to get the kids thinking while listening to the story

NOTE* not homework, only to have them thinking and questioning while reading

Chapters 1 to 20

  1. How did Roz end up on the island?


  1. Describe Roz. Once she enters the world, what emotion does she feel?  How would you feel if you were Roz?


  1. “Animal sounds filled the forest. Chirps and wingbeats and rustlings in the underbrush. And then, from the sea cliffs, there came new sounds. Heavy, crunching footsteps. The forest animals fell silent, and from their hiding places they watched as a sparkling monster stomped past.” (p. 16) – Describe what the animals must be thinking.


  1. The book continues on to state “the forest was not a comfortable place for Roz.” What makes the forest a difficult place for Roz?  How must she adapt?


  1. Chapter 10 – The Reminder

“I should remind you, reader, that Roz had no idea how she had come to be on that island.  She didn’t know that she’d been built in a factory and then stored in a warehouse before crossing the ocean on a cargo ship.  She didn’t know that a hurricane had sunk the ship and left her crate floating on the waves for days until it finally washed ashore.  She didn’t’ know she’d been accidently activated by those curious sea otters.  As the robot looked out at the island, it never occurred to her that she might not belong there.  As far as Roz knew, she was home.”

Do you think Roz is home and that she belongs on the island? Why or Why Not?


  1. “Wouldn’t you be afraid if two bears were charging towards you? Of course you would! Everyone would! Even the robot felt something like fear.” What does Roz do to survive in this moment?  Was her reaction similar to a human reaction? Why or Why not?


  1. What did Roz discover about the “Language of Animals?


  1. Write about a time where you needed to gain someone’s trust and what you did.


Chapters 21 – 40


  1. In your opinion, why does Roz help Fink? What could be the potential effects of her actions?


  1. What was “the accident” (Chapter 24)? What does Roz realize about her actions?


  1. After witnessing the opossum play dead, what does Roz realize she can do? Do you think her plan will work? Why or Why not?


  1. What does Roz do during these chapters to integrate herself into the animal’s society? Create a chart of Roz’s interactions with different animals. How does each animal help Roz?  How does she help that animal? What do they learn from each other?


  1. “‘We’re a strange family,’ said Brightbill, with a little smile. ‘But I kind of like it that way. ‘Me too,’ said Roz.” (p. 126) Describe the relationship between Roz and Brightbill.


  1. In what ways is Roz a good mother? In what ways is she limited because she is a robot?


  1. Describe the friendship between Brightbill and Chit Chat. How does Roz feel about their friendship?


Chapter 41 – 60


  1. What do the bears think of Roz? Why?


  1. “Mama, do you think you’ll ever walk again? “I’m not sure,” said the robot, “but I know who to ask for help. Now go get ready for bed.”  (Page 149) Who does Roz ask for help?  How do her friends help her in her time of need?


  1. Do you think it was wise to experiment with Roz’s power button? Why or why not?


  1. If you were Roz, how would you feel about Brightbill leaving for the migration?


  1. Page 192, “Everything has a purpose . . . The sun is meant to give light. Plants are meant to grow. We owls are meant to hunt.” In your opinion, what is Roz’s purpose?


Chapter 61 – 80


  1. What does Brightbill learn during migration?


  1. How does Brightbill become the leader of the geese?


  1. What are RECO’s? Why do they arrive on the island?


  1. How do the animals try to save Roz from the RECOs? Why do they do this?


  1. Why does Roz decide to leave the island? Do you agree with her decision? Why or Why not?


  1. Do you think Roz will be able to return home? Why or Why not?