A Glimpse into Merriman's Menagerie
Working Hard and Hardly Working
Once Thursday hit, we went into party mode. We had a blast celebrating all the hard work we have done this semester. We had contest after contest and fun activity after fun activity. Each student worked hard to create ornaments the past couple of weeks. Students left Thursday afternoon with quite a few goodie bags. It was a great day! Friday was our pajama day as we had hot chocolate and watched Polar Express. It was a wonderful ending to a busy week.
When we return from break, we will also be working on narrative writing. Students will be learning a graphic organizer called STORY, which is to help them remember the elements needed in good narrative writing. We will write individually, learn the organzier, revise our draft, and model/create a class narrative. Per the state requirements, students are expected to be able to write a story or personal narrative and include dialogue (which is why we have been working on quotation marks) and a solid plot (beginning, middle and end of a story). Along with that, we will be delving into the world of commas.