The Ririe Report
We Did It!
We've Been Busy...
We did a wonderful exercise where students noted (right on their books or on Post It notes) all the comments related to what Ivan (the gorilla) thought of humans. I am trying to teach students the value of taking notes; not only does it help them by providing a quick reference, but it also focuses their attention. The students did a fantastic job (for their first time). They got to show what they learned when I gave them a quiz and allowed them to use the notes they had taken.
Thank you, parents, for providing the journals and folders for your children, we've been using them on a daily basis.
Ketchup and Pickles
I've started giving out Eagle Bucks (our school's reward system), and asked my homeroom class to help me make a list of incentives for our class. They were so cute, some of the incentives include lunch with the teacher (I offered to bring a treat), lunch in the class with two friends, no shoes, sit on the teacher chair, etc.
- Continue reading the novel, The One and Only Ivan focusing on plot and point of view (perspective).
- Practice grammar by using mentor sentences.
- Learn about our form of government (this is a preview since we will explore this further when we learn about the Constitution), then go right into early explorers.