In this short week, we heard students' Genius Hour pitches, and gave helpful feedback. We also had another fishbowl discussion after we read and analyzed poems that relate to war. Our question was, "Is war ever justified? Why or why not?" Students are getting better at giving evidence for their opinions, and are being very respectful of each other in the discussions. We ended the week writing about these poems using a prompt that will be similar to something students may encounter on the PARCC tests in March.
My personal favorite part of the last two weeks, however, was seeing THREE parents in our classroom! See the book talk page for two parents who gave book talks, and we also had one that came to read us a picture book today!! This was thrilling for me, and the students as well. Please pass along the sign up link to grandparents, too - one student asked about this, and his grandma is coming in soon - why not share one of your favorite books to share the love of reading?!