Teaching With Books
Do you know how teddy bears got their name? Teddy Roosevelt, one of our country's presidents, went on a hunting trip. He encountered a badly wounded bear. To prevent the bear from feeling any more pain, Roosevelt ordered it killed. The story became famous when a newspaper published a cartoon of Roosevelt and a cuddly bear. Soon, shop owners started calling their toy bears "Teddy's bears." The name stuck!
In autumn, monarch butterflies migrate from the north to the south. Migration is the movement from one place to another. Many kinds of animals migrate every year to get to food sources or to avoid bad winter weather. Monarch butterflies fly hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of miles from the north to the south. They go where the winters are warmer. Some monarchs fly all the way from Canada to Mexico.
An idiom is a phrase or group of words that has a different meaning than what the words actually or usually mean. Consider the idiom it's raining cats and dogs. That means it is raining very hard, and not that cats and dogs are falling from the sky.
Read the sentences. What does the idiom in bold mean?
Anna asked her grandma to buy her cookies, but she was barking up the wrong tree. Anna's grandma only gives healthy treats.
Write a sentence using the idiom.
We went into the movies at 7:40 p.m. The previews lasted 15 minutes. The movie was 95 minutes long.
What time was the movie over?