Room 212 News #15
Introducing the "Sharing Bag"
Students will come home about once every two-three weeks with a "sharing bag" in their backpack. S/he should select something to share with the class the following day.
- The item should not be of great sentimental or monetary value.
- The item should not be electronic.
- The item should not be related to violence (toy gun).
- Students can bring in a piece of art, writing, or a book.
- Students can teach the class something instead of bringing an object. For example, a joke, a word in another language, a movement, or physical skill. In this case, just put a note in the bag so I can help the student remember what h/she wanted to share.
- Students can bring in 3 clues and allow the class to guess the object.
The student with the sharing bag will have a few minutes to tell about the object. The class will ask 3 questions using Who, What, Where, When, Why.
The bag in your child's backpack serves as the reminder that his/her turn has arrived. This is a great way to encourage the practice of having your student empty the backpack each night - looking for papers, folders, wet gloves, old snacks...and the sharing bag.
We look forward to learning more about our classmates through the "sharing bag!"
Hour of Code
Our class did a great job helping the kindergartners code last Monday. They also had the chance to do more coding on their own during Thursday's Media class.
To find out more about the Hour of Code, or try it at home, click on these links: https://hourofcode.com/us/promote/resources
Practice Math and Reading Over Break
Dates to Remember:
- 12/18 Winter Celebration 1:45
- 12/21 - 1/1 No School for Winter Break
- 1/5 NWEA winter testing begins
- 1/15 9:20am MLK assembly at Bryant