Monday, May 20, 2019

PA and TD for the Week of 5-20

Please take a look around your house for books from my library.  I've got about 30 in the hands of kids that I need back before school ends. 

KTD Math will be creating their own math game using dice this week of me to use with my students next year.  They are so creative and engaged that I thought I'd give them a chance to create something new for the kids to use next year. 

KTD Literacy will continue to explore different biomes, or habitats with me this week.  The students will be using Facts 4 Me, a website the school has a subscription for, to explore and compare two different biomes.

1TD is going to be reading two books by Chris Van Allsburg this week. Jumanji and Zathura. Both stories are about board games that take the players on adventures.  We will be comparing the similarities and differences. 
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2TD students all selected a third Roald Dahl book last week after we finished James and the Giant Peach.  The kids are reading their novel and recording any connective threads between the two books we read and the book they selected.  we will be having a Socratic Seminar to finish up the year discussing the works of Roald Dahl. 

3PA will be finishing up their posters on the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt this week.  These kids have come so far with their ability to collaborate work together, sets goals, and map out a strategy for completing group work this year.  I am so proud of them. 

4PA will be finishing and presenting their sensory memory projects this week.  The group has been very engaged and working quite well on this collaborative project. 

5PA Capstone...need I say more.  I'll post the schedule for presentations on May 30th later this week.  Parents are invited to attend and I invited our superintendent, Dr. Karen Sullivan, to come see what 5th graders at Brookdale have accomplished in PA this year.  

PA and TD for the Week of 10-21

KTD Literature  explored the world of clouds in David Weisner's book Sector 7. It's amazing how much detail the kids were able to ex...