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Third and Fourth Graders Celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh Day

Recently, some students from the Intermediate School’s third and fourth grade classes celebrated “Winnie-the-Pooh Day!”

The students had listened to Ms. Martin read “Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh” aloud, and learned that the fictional icon was actually based on a real bear named Winnie. Then, they worked on various reading activities requiring them to sequence the main events of the book, and identify character traits based upon what they’d heard. They also answered comprehension questions, and took part in vocabulary activities related to the book.
 
students listen to the origins of pooh bear
students get to work on comprehension activities

The students were also treated to a letter from the book’s illustrator, Jonathan Voss, written for them! In it, he addressed the process he went through in illustrating the book, and provided words of encouragement. “Work hard for the things you want,” said Voss, in his letter. “Don’t let others tell you what you can and can’t accomplish. And don’t ever give up; the only way you’re certain to never get to where you want to go is if you never start, or give up along the way.”

A great story and greater life lesson for these young readers!
 
students hold up their papers
additional students hold up their papers

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