Reading Month continues as 5th grade was introduced to their official book of inspiration - MISTER SEAHORSE by Eric Carle. Even though this book may seem a little too simple for the average 5th grade reader, the illustrations are why I chose it for this group. Eric Carle is famous for his illustrations and they are truly his trademark. Eric is also famous for the books below (click to enlarge).
Today after reading the book, 5th graders practiced drawing a seahorse and other underwater creatures. After some rough draft time, students began to lay out their final design on watercolor paper with pencil. Click to enlarge some progress images below.