Monday, August 30, 2021

PA for the Week of 8-30

 3PA will spend the week with a short story titled "The Green Man." We will use this text to examine the concept of change in literature. How do things change? How does change shape characters and the plot? Are there different categories of how things change? 

4PA will be reading a short story set in 1940's Poland titled, "The Power of Light" by Isaac Singer. Two children are working together to survive in their war torn town during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. This is a hopeful story about how light wins out over darkness. The kids and I will be exploring the concept of systems as we read. What systems are involved in this story? Family systems and political systems are obvious, but can we find more examples?

5PA will begin the year with a special picture book by Quint Buccholtz titled The Collector of Moments. During this shared reading experience, we will be examining the text for the deeper meaning behind the words. What is Max trying to teach the Professor? What does the deaf horse represent? How will we collect moments this year and beyond?


PA and TD for the Week of 1-19

  We have a short week of school this week, but I am excited to continue the work we began after winter break. The kids came back excited to...