Friday, December 18, 2015

Our new bean bags

     Our Holiday break is just about here and our work is complete. We finished our narrative writing pieces after much revision and editing with peers. Next week, we will have a reading share of our wonderful final writing pieces. We also completed our Compare/Contrast paragraph writing about two characters from our read aloud, Animal House and Iz. The students had so much fun creating their caricatures of their character study. Please ask your child to share with you this fun website. After the work was complete, many students chose to create christmas cards, portfolio covers and more using this website.
Sample caricature and writing
     On a another note, our wonderful PTO purchased bean bag chairs for more reading pleasure in our class. Thank you so much PTO!
     As our week came to an end, we met with our 8th grade buddies to share the story, The Giving Tree. After our reading, we all discussed our "Gift of Self" project. Please ask your child to share this project with you. The students will give a gift of themselves before Jan. 22 and then do a writing activity about that experience. I will send home a reminder about this project after the new year for those students who have not completed their gift over the holiday break.
* Tuesday, Dec. 22 is our last day of school before the holiday 


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