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Street Beneath Your Feet

When you're walking along the city streets there's always so much to see and hear. But do you ever stop and look down? Have you ever wondered what's going on deep in the ground under your feet? What about in the countryside? What goes on underground there?

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Join Slate School for a read-aloud of "The Street Beneath my Feet."

This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock and the planet’s molten core, and run seamlessly into the next. Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects

Can you answer these questions on the book?
  1 .What does the boy hear when he is walking down the street? 
2. What does the boy see when he is walking down the street?
 3. What could you find underneath the pavement? 
 4. Think about when you walk to the park, what sort of things might you see or hear?
 When I walk to the park, I might hear...
 When I walk to the park, I might see...

Use the text to inspire you and try these 

1.Write a sentence comparing sounds, using ing verbs

rumbling, bellowing, roaring, chattering, hooting, tweeting, rushing, blowing

Far away, you can hear...
Nearby, you can hear...

2.   Write rhetorical questions for the reader
What can we find under the ground?

What is going on deep underground?

Where might you see?

What might you find if you stop and look down?

What might you find if?

3.   Use a prepositional phrase

Prepositions: Where something is
Next to



In between








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Bug Jokes

Bugs sometimes can sometimes be scary and cause everyone to be annoyed.
There are hundreds of thousands kinds of bugs out there in the world, and while most might be gruesome, some of them are cute. Some people even keep some harmless bugs as their pets.
Not all bugs are harmful, but all of them are an important part of our ecosystem. They play big parts in keeping the perfect balance. We've all heard about our entire ecosystem might collapse if the bees go extinct. So, these bugs deserve a lot of appreciation and if you're scared of them, then we're sure these pest puns or the bug one liners will help you. We've made a compilation of fly puns, bee puns, ant puns, bed bug puns, ladybug puns and funny butterfly puns and jokes.

Here you'll see some of the funniest bug puns and insect one-liners.
 I recently found a social media app for insects and parasites. It’s called "Tick Talk."
I had a friend who used to crossbreed insects. I liked him at first, but then soon I got tired of the ant-ticks.
I really can't stand people that make insect jokes. They are very irritating to bee around.
An insect that likes to mediate discussions between different insect groups is called a diplognat.
There's a similarity between a baseball player and a spider. They can both catch a fly.
A’s are actually like flowers. It's because the bee’s usually come after them.
Today I saw a rabbit that had beetles all over it. It was a Bugs Bunny.

There is a variety of bugs even smarter than talking parrots. They are the spelling bees.
A dog was talking to a flea that was on his back. It said, "stop bugging me".
Today, I saw an amazing film about a gigantic insect. It was an XL ant production.
 I once heard a rumour that a giant butterfly was roaming around London. It was probably just some urban moth.
Yesterday, I saw an ant-elope. It was supposed to be the first insect wedding that I attended.
This morning, my bedside lamp became a butterfly. That's the last time I'm buying a cheap larva lamp.

What kind of insect can kill germs?  A disinfect-ant.
What would you call a bug if it had four wheels and one trunk? It'd be called A Volkswagen Beetle.
 What would a blood sucking insect be called if it learned Latin? It would be called a Roman-tic.
What would you call an insect that went undercover? A spyder.
What medicine do insects have to regularly take? Antacids.
What insect is the hardest to understand? A mumble-bee.

See if you can make up your own or try some out on friends and family

The Street Beneath My Feet

This is a read aloud of "The Street Beneath My Feet" by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer

More  Sentence Stacking: The Street Beneath our Feet

Adding to our writing skills about living things

Pick and invertebrate or mammal ,Write a description of them

1.   Use a “which” clause including two commas.  

2.  Use a conjunction to introduce a fun fact.

3. Include a joke to engage the reader and make them laugh!

Eg Ants


lay a trail of scent for other ants to follow.

are covered in tiny bristles.

can lift one hundred times their own weight.

breathe through their skin.

live in colonies of mainly female workers.

help break down dead plants.

Use a conjunction to introduce a
fun fact.

Amazingly, Remarkably, Excitingly,
What are ants likened to?

What do ants  do?
Then a joke

What invertebrate helps bugs with the taxes ?
An accountANT 

What do you call a worm with no teeth?
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1.       Use an adverbial phrase
2.  Use onomatopoeia to describe a cave.

3. Use subject-specific vocabulary, like “sedimentary”, “fossil” and “stalactite”.

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