Monday, September 16, 2019

PA and TD for the Week of 9-16

Kindergarten whole classes will be coming to my room to make their "dot" for our celebration of creativity and making our mark here at Brookdale.  We will celebrate Dot Day on 9-24. 

First grade will conclude our alphabet journey with the worst alphabet book ever, P is for Pterodactyl. It's actually amazing, and we will explore words with silent letters. 
Image result for p is for pterodactyl
Second grade whole classes will be seeing me this week to work on brainstorming an idea for a story in teams of three using one of the pictures from The Mystery of Harris Burdick. 

3PA will be reading The Green Book by Jill Patton Walsh all week.  Our focus will be on seeing the story through the eyes of the main character and looking for examples of change.

4PA will be reading a short story titled "The Power of Light" by Isaac Singer.  This story is set in Warsaw during World War II, following the challenges faced by two teens as they try to find hope in a dark time.  We will also read a novella set during the war titled The Mozart Question. The kids will be learning about the term juxtaposition and comparing the two stories. 

Power of Light, Eight Stories for Hanukkah Singer, Isaac Bashevis [Fine]Image result for the mozart question
5PA will have our first Socratic Seminar of the year on the story "All Summer in a Day" on Monday.  The kids will also read two more short stories by Ray Bradbury, "The Rocket" and "A Sound of Thunder".  We will be exploring Bradbury's writing style and comparing the themes of the three stories we have read so far. 
Image result for the rocket by ray bradburyA Sound of Thunder

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