Mrs. McClellan's Second Grade Class
McKissick Elementary School
Easley, South Carolina

50 Below Zero


Our class chose 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch for our Frosty Readers activity.  The story was about a boy named Jason who kept being awakened during a cold winter night by his sleepwalking father.  Jason was finally able to get some sleep after he cleverly handled the chilling situation.  The story ends as Jason's mother is about to discover Jason's remedy.  BBBRRRR, since we have been out of school due to the ice storm, we were able to appreciate the setting of the story.

We read the story and created a story map.  Each student wrote a new ending to the story.  We learned about onomatopoeias and opened a whole section in our parts of speech library.  Each student thought of three onomatopoeias then wrote a sentence using each one.  They also illustrated their onomatopoeia sentences.  For a "frosty" challenge, we decided to create an alphabet book of onomatopoeias in alliterations. Below is our creation.  You will also be able to view Onomatopoeias ABC Style book and all of our frosty activities on our webpage soon.

A B C's of Onomatopoeias 
Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound.

Onomatopoeias ABC Style

A

Achoo, achoo, achoo, the alligator sneezes too!

B

Brring, brring bellows the bell.

C

Cheerful children chitter-chatter in China.

D

Daily drizzles drip-drop down the drain.

E

Eeek, eeek, early mice are escaping in Easley.

F

Flowers fizzle and fazzle for fun.

G

Golden giants gurgle green gravy.

H

Henry’s horse hic-cupped on one hoof.

I

Icky insects irritate itchy-itchs.

J

Jenny’s jewelry jaggled on her jumper.

K

Kerpaw went the klutzy kangaroo.

L

Listen to Lionel’s healthy heart go lub-dub.

M

Many men murmur on Mars.

N

Nine new horses neighed in the north.

O

Oliver OK’s the on-coming oompah of the trombones.

P

Pleasant people plink-plop in the pool.

Q

The quiet queen’s duck quickly quacked.

R

Rowdy children rustled the rope at recess.

S

Sally’s sandals squish-squashed in the sand.

T

The team took its time as the clock went tick-tock.

U

Unhappy Ursula uttered ugh, ugh at her untidy umbrella.

V

The volatile volcanoe went vroom on Valentine’s.

W

Witty wives whack washtubs with wet rags.

X

X is exit in onomatopoeias

Y

Young yellow yaks yip-yap year round.

Z

Zany zebra zap and zip in the zoo.

 

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Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Kidspired Frosty Tales 2004