Students worked so hard today. In Writer's Workshop this week, students have been writing a paragraph that shows the reader an emotion without telling them. It requires strong descriptive language. For many students it's been a challenge but an exciting one to see them take on. I've been having one on one conferences with each student about their writing and it's a joy to see their growth over the last 5 weeks. Their rough drafts are due tomorrow when they arrive.
In math, we've been learning to identify constants, coefficients, and variables in algebraic expressions. We've also seen how those expressions can describe real-world events.
Finally, this afternoon, we approached the end of our class read-aloud called A Girl Called Echo: Pemmican Wars, which explore contemporary Métis life in Manitoba, and life in the early 1800s. Students have been loving the book and have learned so much. Feel free to ask them who the Métis are. We're continuing our art projects based on the themes of the novel and our family histories.
At home this evening, students need to:
❏ Read for 20-30 minutes
❏ Complete Parent Survey (if you haven't already)
❏ Pizza Notice due Thursday (see below)
❏ Photo Orders due Friday
❏ Emotion Rough Draft due Tomorrow (at 8:33am)
Orders due Thursday for Friday Lunch