Thursday, August 30, 2018

PA and TD for the Week of 9-3

It's that time of year again, CBM testing for our K-1 students.  These assessments can take up to 50 minutes for each student and they are given individually.  I will be working with the entire support team to administer these tests on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I will not be meeting with my groups on those days.

KTD will continue our author study of Peter Reynolds on Thursday and Friday.  We will be reading Ish and Beautiful Dreamer.  I posted the video of Peter Reynolds and how he can create anything by simply starting with a dot. 

1TD will begin exploring the book The Z was Zapped this week. 

2TD classes will be diving into the Chris Van Allsburg story The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. This is one of my favorite books of all time because of the thinking it encourages.  
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3PA has started off the year in spectacular fashion!  We only have two days, so we will continue our work from last week and explore the short story "Shells" by Cynthia Rylant. 

4PA will be finishing their version of the poem "Famous" on Thursday.  On Friday, we will review the concept of change, the categories of change, and start reading a short story set in Poland during World War II titled "The Power of Light" by Isaac Singer.

5PA was so absorbed in The Collector of Moments, some kids have three pages of notes in their Google Drives with clues that will lead to the theme of the story.  Groups of kids will be working on a visible thinking strategy called "color, symbol, image" to share their thoughts about the book on Friday. 


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