Last Week in English We...

(January 11-15, 2016)

Discussed:

  • Personification... or giving human characteristics to nonliving things
  • Heroes... like Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter!
  • Lyres... the musical kind, not the dishonest kind
  • Centaurs... and other mythical creatures

WE ENJOYED A SNOW DAY ON WEDNESDAY

Took Action:

  • We read Dancing Pants and Snowball by Shel Silverstein and found examples of personification
  • We read an Achieve3000 article titled 'Snow Isn't Always Clean'
  • We practiced the skill of Reading Fluency on Friday... and graphed our personal reading rates and class average
  • We played 'Whatchamadrawit' and were challenged to draw a harp-like instrument meant to be played with your feet (we were making a connection to our vocabulary term 'lyre')