To celebrate (or maybe just because we haven't gotten around to it yet and it's NOT tested...) we have been working on speaking skills this week. As always, you and your children can check this part of our website for day-to-day plans (with links) if someone is absent or just wants to "see that video again," and also keep tabs on this page for your children's books they've shared with the class. Hopefully our speaking practice lessons will transfer to our book talks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Next week, students in ELA class will be teaching their peers! It will be their chance to show what speaking skills they've learned, while sharing something they love (hopefully)! Your child was asked to come up with a talent, hobby, or skill that he/she would like to teach. It could be something simple or a part of something larger. Want to join in the experience? Come join us on Tuesday or Thursday to learn, provide feedback, and see the 7th graders in action.
Here are our days with approximate times, as we're starting class with independent reading and book talks:
Tuesday, March 21
per 2: 8:35-8:53 (Round 1)
per 4: 9:41-10:21 (Finish Round 1 & go on to Round 2)
per 5 & 6: 10:45-11:49 (Rounds 1 & 2)
per 8 & 9: 12:57-2:01 (Rounds 1 & 2)
Thursday, March 23
per 2: 9:00-9:20 (Round 3)
per 4: 10:05-10:42 (Round 4 & 5)
per 5 & 6: 11:00-12:03 (Rounds 3, 4, and 5)
per 8 & 9: 1:05-2:04 (Rounds 3, 4, and 5)
Chat with your child and ask what day and period he or she is presenting, or see if you can decipher our code on this spreadsheet. I hope you can join us for more messy learning!
Further Reading: Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings