We began the week with Genius Hour - and had 30 minutes of independent reading! We are slowly building our stamina to read for long periods of time. On Tuesday, we read and analyzed "The Night I Won the Rights to the Streets of Memphis" by Richard Wright. (See a short post of one part of the lesson here.) Wednesday we read "The Names" by Billy Collins, and a nonfiction selection about 9/11. (Both of these are in our Literature book.) We analyzed the poem by listening to it in different formats, along with media. Thursday we started the narrative unit in WEX, and I had to remind students that they were laughing and smiling and clapping - not all writing is terrible!! (That night we had open house - how nice it is for teachers to put faces to our students' parents - it was a pleasure meeting you!) Friday we celebrated International Dot Day, by creating dots that represent how we're going to "make our mark." That video is on the "Celebrations" page of the Weebly.
Simply email me to come into class in person or via Skype. We'd love to hear book talks (suggestions for good books) or picture books (read aloud by YOU). We hope to see you in class this year!
Mrs. Joy Kirr