Friday, December 11, 2015

PA and TD for the Week of 12-14

Kindergarten Talent Development will be writing final copies of our Snowmen at Night stories, illustrating them, creating a cover, and sharing the books with each other on Friday morning.  The kids have worked really hard on these and came up with some very creative tales. 

First Grade Talent Development will continue to read James and the Giant Peach during our final week of the year.  The students have really been captivated by this adventure story.  Everyone in the group should have brought home a flyer for the trip to see the play over break yesterday.  This is not a school trip, but an event set up by Alex's mom to see James and the Giant Peach, the play at Center Stage Theater on January 2nd at 7:00 PM.  I look forward to seeing some of my first grade friends and their families.  I just looked on the website, and two of my former students from May Watts are in the cast!

For Tickets: https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1532942-ticket-to-james-and-the-giant-peach-the-musical?pos=0

About the play: http://kidzkabaret.fairladyproductions.net/?page_id=42 

Second Grade Talent Development will be finishing their creative writing projects with me this week.  

Third Grade PA will continue to match poetry with their identity this week.  This is an interesting introspective journey for the kids, reading dozens of poems, and finding ones that speak to who they really are.  We will be writing seven word summaries of the themes, and paragraphs that explain what about the poems connects with how the kids see themselves.  On Friday, we will share some of the poems that the kids picked. 

Fourth Grade PA will be working on our Harlem Renaissance themed poetry and working on analyzing a longer poem titled  "Freedom's Plow" in pairs.  If we have enough time, we will begin reading a short story by Isaac Singer titled "Zlateh the Goat" and discussing the themes of trust and interdependence. 

Fifth Grade PA will be finishing our research for the mini-TED talks we worked on all last week.  The talks won't be given until the second week of January. Students will be developing their visual component to the project and begin writing their scripts. 

Have a wonderful two weeks off everyone! 

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