After Recess, we read an "article" about sightings of the rare the "Sloof Lirpa" bird in our area. Students were taught a chant that can increase your chances of seeing the "Sloof Lirpa" bird. After tricking students into doing the chant, I let them in on the fact that it was an April Fools joke and that "Sloof Lirpa" is "April Fools" spelled backwards.
Check out our 5th graders as they dig into some research to answer today's Big Question...Is Animal Testing Good or Bad? This activity supports our background knowledge as we begin our next text, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.