Monday, November 15, 2021

PA for the Week of 11-15

It's almost Thanksgiving!!! That does not seem possible, but it is here already. Today, I am going to start off all the PA groups with a bit of Thanksgiving fun. Kindergarten teachers sometimes ask their students to provide directions on how to roast a turkey, a hilarious exercise for the adults who read them...but what have the 3-5 kids learned from watching you cooking at home? Today, the kids will be writing their detailed instructions on how to roast the bird. I will read them tonight and declare a winner in each group tomorrow. I'm not going to prepare the winning recipes, but whoever comes the closest in each group will get culinary bragging rights. Sometimes, just having an hour to do something fun is just what school needs. Have your son or daughter give you their take on how to cook a turkey tonight!

 3PA will blast off into space this week for a journey to a distant planet called Shine. The kids are I are beginning Jill Patton Walsh's The Green Book. We will be working off of a multi-page document in Google Classroom with daily activities for each chapter and links to explore. 

4PA begins reading The Secret Garden on Tuesday. There are a variety of activities in Google Classroom that we will be working on as we begin the journey to the moors that surround the manor that Mary Lennox will soon call home.
5PA  will spend our week doing research on a young person who has made a positive impact in their community. The kids have an outline and a guide for how to develop a TED style talk using the information we gather this week. After Thanksgiving, we will use the research to develop a TED Talk about this person who was a catalyst for change. 

PA for the Week of 11-29

  3PA will arrive on planet Shine this week in The Green Book . What is this new world like? What resources are available? What will new hom...