Take a Peek into Room 404
Week of November 18, 2013 and Week of November 25, 2013
The kids have really been into our mentor texts for this unit called Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo. I encourage you to ask your child about this book and what they know about it. There is a lot of symbolism in the book. We are still trying to understand what that exactly means and which parts of the text are literal or figurative. There have been some amazing conversations around this book and the kids are excited each day we read more!
We also have a graphic organizer we will introduce this week in order to plan for the expository piece. We call it the s'more (with lots of chocolate of course!). We will plan our piece using this structure. The hope is that the students will see the value in planning with this organizer, and use it every time when they are writing expository.
- Chess and Scrabble
- Choir Cats
- Picture Retakes
- Dollar Dress-up Day: Sports (bring $1 to contribute towards the PC scholarship fund if you dress up!)
- Spirit Stick-SCARF DAY! Wear a scarf so we can win the spirit stick!
- Castle Day-we still need more items! Anything-clean trash, craft supplies, construction paper, hot glue sticks... anything the kids can be creative with!
- Special Person's Day (Science Fair) 11:15-11:45