We have three weeks until Christmas break, so instead of a play-by-play of today's activities, I am going to hit on the many projects that are going on now or are coming up soon.
The Guinea Group finished their projects on William Blake. They will be moving on to a study of Shakespeare on Thursday. The class will be reading the version of MacBeth by Shakespeare for Kids, which I have already ordered. Parents, you can either borrow this copy and return it or purchase it for $7.
The Cow Group is finishing up Where the Sidewalk Ends. We will working on a poetry recitation video, and will be recording the audio for this on Thursday, 12/8!
The class has finished up Unit 3 in history, and they are working in groups to create their own review board games! They worked so hard on these today, and Mr. Jim and I were extremely impressed! Once the kids finish their games, they will present them to the other group, who will get to play as a review. They don't realize it, but they are learning through both the creation AND the playing of the games!
The Cow Group is working on a re-make of the School House Rock video, "Conjunction Junction"! We will be working on this in class over the next couple weeks, and the kids will be learning their lines at home.
In science, the students are almost finished with the Biomes Unit! As "zoo planners", they have been working hard to learn about each biome. Today, they were given a single biome to focus on for their final project. Each of them will be making a shoe-box diorama of their biome, as a zoo habitat. These boxes will all come together to create different habitats in our class "zoo"! As a celebration, we will be watching the movie "Zootopia" on Thursday, 12/15! Pickup on this day will be 3:45.
Chess club will begin this Thursday! Anyone who would like to play can come as early as 8:30. We will have multiple boards set up!