For instance, on Friday, the leg came off the computer cart and everything fell off of it! Luckily, all the equipment is still working but it took quite some time to snap all the pieces back together and untangle cords. No students were hurt in the crash.
We have some great things for this next week . . music class starts!!! Computer lab starts!!!! I can't wait!!
Students are learning more parts of CAFE and Daily 5. Our stamina has grown. I am conferencing with students. We are going deeper into strategies of Prior Knowledge and Making Connections. Students have been working with autobiography and biography stories. They were able to check out books in the library on Thursday, unfortunately, many students have not taken my advice to choose books at their reading level. Maybe they will know what I mean after this week when we use our books to write letters comprehending the book in their readers notebooks.
We've been working on many things, unfortunately, nothing to display in the halls yet. Look for something soon! We are putting the final touches on our I Am poems and Self-Portrait drawings.
Some of the summer rust has come off the brains, but we need to chisel away some more! Students are giving up way too quickly when I give them something they have to read and use a small amount of critical thinking skill. Parents, I will be challenging your children to stick with it, find strategies, try, try and try again, before giving up or asking for help too soon. Independence is a quality of middle school (and life) that we are working towards. Besides, there is great satisfaction in overcoming a challenge, your student should feel that satisfaction soon!
That's all for this week! It's a beautiful day, I think I will go mini golfing