Newsletter 14 – 12/8/13

Featured

Not too many specifics are featured this week…other than the update on book clubs and publishing.

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Q: What has to be broken before you use it?

Let me give you some cool game websites
(kid websites)
Well actually this is a website that has the top 15 kids websites
www.ebizmba.com
Then go to the search bar and type in Top 15 websites
Then scroll down to Top 15 most popular kids websites

Readers

Be happy because I have a lot of great book ideas! We are finishing up the readers subject which is historical-fiction! Dont be sad we still have a lot of things to go through. Now lets get started! First up is the teaching point.

12/2/13 – Readers trust the important details that the author decides to include.

Students finished up their historical fiction unit by representing a quote of text and an image from one of the books they read. Next we’ll be moving onto Sharon Creech book clubs. 

BOOK IDEAS:

1.Twerp
2.The Land of Stories the Wishing Spell
3.Warriors
4.The Hunger Games
5.The Hearty Boys
6.The Boxcar Children
7.The Giver
8.Closed For The Season
9. The Active Enzyme Lemon Freshened Junior High School Witch
10.The Red Pyramid

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Writers

In writers workshop, we are publishing! We will have one more in time class work session. Publishing party details to come. 

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Math

In Ms. Kalei’s math group, we are working on long division – using the standard and old fashioned algorithm. In Mr. Jim’s math group, we are midway through out unit, and are talking about percentage of likelihood. 

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P3

In P3 we spent the week talking about how marketing of legos has changed over the past 60 years. Using several commercials from 1955 on, we discussed what the advertisers are trying to teach kids – about play, materialism, and gender. Kids inquiries started to form around how specific “kinds of play” are gendered – i.e. role play, playing war, playing with characters that have faces.

A: An egg

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