Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dog Doodles

Tonight's homework assignment is a favorite of mine: 3-2-1.

I ask students to write three questions about what they read, write two comments, and draw one doodle.

As we're continuing to read Jack London's The Call of the Wild, most of the doodles will be dog related.

Here are some doodles from the last time the students worked on this assignment. Can you guess which parts of the story these doodles portray?

How about this one?

And this?
And finally...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dog Books

As we work through Jack London's The Call of the Wild, I've challenged the students to choose another "dog book" for independent reading.
Mrs. Kennedy answered the "call" with a bunch of book recommendations. Among them:

And these:

Seize the Storm by Michael Cadnum
The Underneath by Kathi Appeit
Listen! by Stephanie Tolan
Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stand with Malala

My friend, Joi Chimera, is a sixth grade teacher in Western NY.
She and her classes are very interested in promoting awareness of social justice issues. Her latest effort is a class blog, and she has invited our students to get involved by commenting on a blog post about Malala Yousafzai, an 11 year old advocate for girls' education in Pakistan.
I've invited our grade 7 students to visit Joi's blog and leave a comment. Here's hoping we can take part in this important discussion!