Grade nines were told what their Read Theory point scores were per class. Currently 902 is in the lead.
They listened to audio that discusses perfection as it relates to music in schools and then they were given a graphic organizer with the quote “don’t let perfect be the enemy of good”. They were asked to come up with points that supported the premise that perfection is necessary in some cases ‘and on the other hand’ the premise that being good is enough.
Grade sevens returned alive from their Bootcamp experience with many stories to share. Students spent the class free-writing in their writing scribblers about the two days they spent at Bootcamp in preparation for their poem assignment.
Grade nines reflected and reminded themselves of their post-it note writing yesterday and then read silently. They were put into groups and had a book buzz conversation that lasted 15min with their group members. They discussed their book and asked questions of others. We reconvened and discussed what was talked about and what everyone learned from their peers and it was great to hear such nice explanations. We finished by graphing the interest level of the conversations over time based on a scale of -10 to 10 with 10 being very interesting and -10 being the sound of crickets.
Students had a library period to find new books and read silently. They were given a post it note and were asked to place it in their book to identify a passage/ plot point/ character/ vocabulary/ written text that would be interesting to discuss during their book buzz tomorrow.
Students returned to the classroom to complete their prediction exercise from Wednesday by watching the final video in the Found Film series.
We used video to continue our Reading/ Viewing Log examples and to work on our prediction skills. Students were given a video to watch and then predict what would occur in the next video based on their experience and knowledge with the content.
There was a conversation with 903 about accessing Power School. Any students who do not have access to their Power School because of a lost or reset password should email Ms. Nickerson for a password reset.
Grade sevens were to complete their handout on plural nouns and were able to read silently after completion.
They were told about an upcoming project that will be due after the Boot Camp involving the creation of a poem using descriptive language and that we will be beginning reading logs using their independent reading novel.
Homeroom classes were given handouts to be brought home from the Home and School group who are selling coffee, tea, and hot chocolate from Just Us! Students have until Oct 13 to complete any orders and submit the form and money to their homeroom teacher.
Students were given time to read silently and then we discussed our upcoming reading logs and their purpose. We went over the reading logs rubric and then discussed some examples of quality responses by watching two videos and answering questions based on each.
The first video was The Time You Have (In Jellybeans)
Of which we asked: “What was the author’s (writer/director) purpose?
Of which we asked:
What is the definition of a moment?
What part of the video did you connect with or relate to? Why?