It is May. Wow. We are getting down to the wire around here, and so much is going on! Here's the plan for this week.
Students should be finishing up their book club books and moving on to the next phase. The next steps include taking an AR (comprehension) test over their book and beginning their book report project, which will be a major grade. The have several options, which include a cereal box book report - so save those boxes, a paper grocery bag report, a clothes hanger report, or a Google Slide presentation. I will be providing details and examples of each and will load those into Schoology in their reading course. Those projects are due on or before May 11 and may be completed at school and at home.
We will also begin our STAAR review in the form of...Camp Read-A-Lot! We will be setting up camp in class to fine tune those reading skills in preparation to put the STAAR test to bed! If you'd like to help, we'll be needing plastic table cloths from the dollars store (about 20), graham crackers, big Hershey bars, and large marshmallows. What is camping without S'mores??
I'm going a little light this week to make room for reading. We never did get to the sentence work I wanted to do last week, so that remains on the agenda this week.
This week we are exploring some events of the Civil War and then move past to cattle drives and cowboys. YeeHaw! Friday is our in-school field trip with Texian Time Machine!