Saturday, January 2, 2016

Update: 1/2/16

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.

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