Monday, December 17, 2018

PA and TD for the Week of 12-17

Thank you all so much for the donations you made for the generous gift card I got last week.  It was very kind and I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

KTD Math will be decomposing numbers with me this week.  The numbers will be challenging, 37 and 42, so strategies of knowing 5 and 10 facts will not be the only strategy to rely on.  The group will be creating different ways to show the numbers.

KTD Literacy will be reading and discussing the picture book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner.  This is a fun read about what Snowmen do at night.  The kids and I will develop theories of our own during our time together. 
Snowmen at Night (School And Library) (Caralyn Buehner)
1TD gathered a lot of great research on a topic of their choice last week.  This week, the class will be creating an info graphic, a poster with a combination of pictures and information, about their topics to share with their classmates.

2TD and 3PA will spend the final week of 2018 with the most detailed picture book in my collection, The 11th Hour by Graeme Base.  This book is a mystery about who ate the feast at a birthday party.  There are over a thousand clues in the picture and text to show who the culprit was.  I have 15 copies of the text and it will take all week to figure out who ate the feast. 
The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
4PA will present, assess, and discuss their Newbery projects this week.

5PA will finish their Crossover and Brown Girl Dreaming slide shows this week and continue to assess each other's projects.  

My Wish for my Students