Call out to volunteers - If you are available on Friday the 18th we would love to have you! Our class will be participating in various workshops connected to NW Coast People. We have one expert, Dave (Parisa's father), who will host a carving station. The other stations will be drawing (NW Coast shapes), story telling and weaving. All the materials will be provided but support will be welcomed. The workshops will go from 1:30-3:30 (recess from 2:25-2:40).
MAP testing- Last week students finished the reading portion of the test and Monday they finished the MAP. We are happy to have completed that task so we can move on and focus on our new learning!
Homework- Students will be creating a wearable item out of newspaper or magazines this week. They may not use adhesive or aides to hold the piece together. Please encourage them to challenge themselves to think deeper, add creativity, focus on details and strengthen the product. Also, they have a worksheet with specific directions and should complete it by Friday.
Reader's workshop - Students are getting ready for Literature Circles. They have been introducing themselves to new text by being open to new genres. They are also sharing thoughts from their reading, specifically thoughts to ponder. We are gearing up to think much deeper about the author's intention of writing.
Writer's workshop- Students are wrapping up the narrative writing unit by editing, following a checklist and recording their stories By the end of this week students will have published at least one piece. When all the recordings are complete we will find a time to celebrate (not sure what it will look like yet).
Northwest Coast People - The longhouses have been built and characters planned. After students meet their fellow villagers tomorrow, we will start living. The village will face different challenges or critical incidences in the next few weeks. This Friday they will get to experience the beginning of leisure time by participating in workshops (see info above).