1/12 Winter Concert. 7:00 PM, HMHS
1/18 School Closed Dr. Martin Luther King Day
1/24 Tatem Skate Night 5:30 pm
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Winter Break. Thank you so much for the very generous holiday gifts! I wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!
Becoming Speech Writers!
Students developed speeches to persuade Mrs. Schultz. Students came up with great reasons to defend their thesis, such as that they work hard every day in Math, Writing, and Reading, they only have Health on Friday so they won't have an opportunity to get enough exercise, they had an indoor recess on Tuesday so they weren't able to get their exercise on Tuesday, and they will be extra focused for Friday afternoon activities. Mrs. Schultz was very impressed with their persuasive speeches and gave the students' feedback on their strong reasons and examples. Her final answer was Yes! She was convinced to allow 3K's speech writers to have 10 extra minutes of recess.
Students listen to Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Speech
Speech Writers persuade Mrs. Schultz for 10 extra minutes of recess
Students read examples of speeches to identify what strong opinion writers do
We also learned how we can use this information to help us become stronger readers. We discussed how books are usually written from the narrator's perspective and it is important to understand who the narrator is in the text. We read The Shivers in the Fridge and Seven Blind Mice to help us further understand how perspective is essential when we are reading. After reading The Shivers in the Fridge, students summarized the important parts of the story. You can see your child's summary on Seesaw!