Have you ever waited and waited for your birthday?
Have you been left to wonder and guess what gifts you might receive from your friends?
Something for Fleur by Catherine Pelosi and Caitlin Murray is a sweet story about Fleur the flamingo and a special plan her best friend has for her birthday.
We had a wonderful time reading this story. The illustrations are full of life and the story is so sweet.
Younger readers revelled in thinking about the clues offered in each letter Fleur the Flamingo received. They loved looking through the illustrations to see what the different characters were up to each day.
This book is a great way to introduce the use of adjectives and the skill of writing a letter to someone.
This is what we got up to in the classroom:
We wrote letters to someone we thought needed cheering up or someone we had never met – a child in detention or a child in hospital. It was really lovely to see what students wrote in these letters.
I also invited students to choose to write clues – which was aimed at the more competent learners as writing clues can be quite difficult.
What have you done with this story?