Sunday, November 15, 2020

No PA Material Pick Up

I do not have materials for PA students to pick up from school this week. My plan is to do as much learning using online resources through winter break to make things easier on the students and Brookdale families. There will likely be a pickup in January with materials for 3rd quarter. 

5PA

 This week, students will be finishing up their Veldt essays, continuing with Capstone research on how to make the world a better place, and we will be reading a Ray Bradbury short story about a brief summer day on Venus. 


4 PA

 The 4PA group will continue to learn about how the brain works, what happens when the brain is injured, stories of people who have had brain injuries,  and the science behind the most complex organ in our bodies. We will begin a lengthy research project on a neurological disorder after Thanksgiving. 

3PA

 Third grade will continue to explore life 5,000 years ago in Ancient Egypt this week. I posted the documentary we will continue to watch and discuss this week, showing the top ten discoveries of Ancient Egypt. Do we agree that these are the top ten? Was anything left out? We will be discussing these topics in the weeks to come. 

Second Grade TD

 This will be the last week of whole group lessons from Mr. Schumann in second grade. My small TD groups will begin after Thanksgiving, but I want to continue to show students how fun a book or story can be, so this week I’m reading Chicken Big by Keith Graves. Books should bring joy! 


First Grade TD

 This week, we will read a beautiful picture book titled Awake Beautiful Child, a story that follows an ABC pattern throughout the text. After we read the story, students will be writing their own ABC versions inspired by the book. 


Kindergarten Math Talent Development

 Kindergarten Math Talent Development will focus on thinking about numbers and solving problems together. I will be using picture books, live instruction using my dry erase board, and some video lessons this quarter. Please have a dry erase board and marker ready this week. 


Kindergarten Literacy Talent Development




 We are going to have fun thinking about books and reading in KTD! This week we will continue to explore the wordless picture books of David Wiesner, a master storyteller! Mr. Wuffles, Tuesday, Sector 7...we have a lot of stories to figure out. 

Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries [Full Documentary]

PBS - Pyramid - David Macaulay

No PA Material Pick Up

I do not have materials for PA students to pick up from school this week. My plan is to do as much learning using online resources through w...