1 Book, 1 School 2015

November 2 - December 4, 2015

The One and Only Ivan

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Optional Activities


Every other day we will announce a trivia question. Classes can participate by emailing Ms. Neltner their answers. Be sure to include evidence from the text when you give your answer!

Character Traits

Write character cards for characters in the story who demonstrate our Johnson Character Traits. Ms. McKay will announce character card examples weekly.

Our Johnson Character Traits are:

  • Caring
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Control
  • Cooperation
  • Trustworthy
  • Manners
  • Hard Work
  • Citizenship

Make Predictions

Check out the prediction question of the week on Padlet and respond online by double clicking on the screen where the question is, and adding your prediction. Add your first name, last initial. Our padlets are also on our 1 book, 1 school webpage below this information.

Week 1 - November 2-6

Week 2- November 9-13

Week 3 - November 16-20

Week 4 - November 23-Dec 1

Design a Book Cover

Use the Book Cover Creator from Read Write Think to create a book cover for The One and Only Ivan. You can create a front, full or front/back cover. Print your creation and turn it in to the library to be displayed.

The One and Only Ivan Fact Share

The One and Only Ivan is based on a true story. You can learn about things in the story that interest you and share your facts.

Your fact might be shared on the morning announcements.

Some things you might want to learn about:

  • The real Ivan
  • Gorillas
  • Elephants
  • Animals that do extraordinary things like draw or paint
  • Animal communication

Use sources like PebbleGO, KYVL, Britannica, or even books we have here in the library!

Add your fact (here) in the form below. Make sure you scroll down to enter information.

Lasting Lines Art Challenge

Choose your favorite thing that one of the characters in the story said and turn it into art!

Include the following;

  • an illustration or photo of some kind
  • what the character said
  • Your name and teacher's name

Your art could be:

  • your own illustration
  • a comic strip
  • a poster
  • a collage
  • a movie
  • what else can you think of?

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