We read "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes, learned to stop and ask "Why is the character doing that?" when he or she does something unexpected, and then wrote about how this story relates to the proverb "It takes a village to raise a child." (See the entire prompt here.) We also read "Charles" and "The Three-Century Woman" - both tales that made us stop and wonder why the character was saying or doing certain things. (This is a "signpost" we learned and practiced - seen here: Contrasts and Contradictions.) New this week - student-recommended book talks!! See them here!
Another big step - students are now photographers for our movies of the week. Yes, some clips are sideways, and we'll work on reminders for horizontal instead of vertical pictures... And yes, they did use an app on one of them (with permission) - I do love their perspectives. They will be credited for the movies added on this site from now on (of course, I'll still sneak in a few).
Photos from these two weeks courtesy of Alexa, Colin M., Matt, Joe, Om, & Tyler F. THANK YOU!