Winter vacation is winding down and it's time for a look ahead. But first, a look back...
In December, grade 7 students studied two pieces of literature featuring well-known "classic characters" and a similar setting. Works in which Sherlock Holmes and Ebeneezer Scrooge appeared had us dusting off our British accents.
Students continued to write in their journals about topics including:
- "The oldest person I know"
- What holiday gift would you give if money was no object?
- "Alphabetical advice"
- If you started your own business, what would it be?
- "2015 memories"
Students kept up their independent reading as well, and Mrs. Kennedy shared some titles during her monthly visit for book talks. Among her suggestions in December: Faceless, and Adrift .
What's in store for January? Our first order of business in grade 7 ELA will be the annual Pendragon Theatre Young Playwright's Festival. You can read about last year's winners, including my former student Rosemary, here.