Our 5th grade classes held book sales last week. No, not the kind requiring any money! The kind where the students try to "sell" their classmates on a book they've read!
It all started when I was volunteered to do a book sale for each of the 5th grade classrooms. I had a lot of fun with it! For my book sale, I "sold" the book The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary by Candace Fleming.
Each of the students was supposed to dress up to reflect the book. Of course that meant I also had to dress up! Man - did the kids ever look at me likes I was nuts when I walked into the room!!
About a week after my "preview" sale, the students had to perform their own. We weren't quite sure what to expect...
We were pleasantly surprised! The first student - who is normally pretty shy and reserved - came out wearing this -->
Yep - those are underpants!! We couldn't believe he had dressed like Captain Underpants! Not only that, but he was totally prepared! He even hid behind his "machine" and made a bunch of funky - uh, cool - sounds!
Another student had the most creative homemade costume around -->
His Robin Hood costume was the best! He even had homemade arrows in the back. Very cool!
Alright - it is well past this lady's bedtime! I have the rubric we used to score these, but I'm too tired to figure out how to upload it right now. If you are interested, leave a comment with your e-mail and I will send it to you. Hopefully I remember to come back here within a couple days and get it uploaded!
3/3/2012 update - Here's the link to the rubric! (FINALLY!!)