All You Need To Know To Get You To 2015
Reading - Genre 3
Chapter 4 - It's All About Multiplication
Writing - The Persuasive Essay
Next up, Heifer International. Students have been assigned an animal from this charity's list of purchasable livestock. They will do research and then write a piece trying to persuade others to make a contribution towards the purchase of their specific animal. On Weds., Dec. 17, all students will be asked to bring $5.00 to class and then decide on how they will donate it based on their classmates' abilities to present a compelling case.
Every fourth grader (all three classes) will participate in this activity.
Hour of Code
I was very fortunate in that I was able to go to the code.org offices in Rainier Tower for a class last month. I am so happy for their young staff. So many participants went to the site today that their server crashed. A nice problem to have as the tweets said.
A Bit of Drama
On the last day before break, Dec. 19, the students will be performing several short plays. Very informal. We will be practicing a few specific skills, 1) facing the audience (their classmates), 2) matching each other's volume, and 3) coming in on cue. We do a big play at the end of the year, fondly referred to as The Greek Play. We start out practicing the basics. I would love it if a parent could bring hot cocoa and a cookie for each child. A little celebration.