December 18- January 8
The past few weeks in ELA, we continued learning about point of view. We discussed our points of view in comparison to an author's or character's point of view. In addition, we also began learning about opinion writing. We read the book How Santa Lost his Job and wrote opinion writing pieces about why Santa should get his job back.
Before Winter Break, we had a special Polar Express day and had a blast! We did many fun holiday activities and enjoyed spending time sharing our holiday traditions. One activity we did was comparing and contrasting the North Pole to Crystal Lake. Another activity we completed was comparing the text Wild Christmas Reindeer to The Polar Express.
Looking ahead, we will begin working on a special Time for Kids project after break. The students will be making a project about special events that happened in the year 2015. We will also begin discussing figurative language such as, similes, metaphors, and alliterations.