Hi everyone! So I've been continuing to work on my Stargirl unit, and have created an essay prompt for when we finish the novella. We are doing a persuasive/argument paper because that is what Common Core is moving toward. Though any paper students write technically are argument papers because a good, coherent thesis is always arguable. :) It's a fun topic though, and the kids will use quotations from the novella to prove their thesis.
Hi everyone! I've been super busy these last few weeks, which is why I haven't posted lately :/ My mom and sister also took me away last weekend to Santa Barbara for my 30th bday!!! So of course I wasn't blogging then :)
Anyway, on to the good stuff. I've been reading the book Stargirl with my English Support class. I've been trying to come up with fun activities for them to do along with reading the novella, and thought I'd share a few in case you're interested in doing a unit on Stargirl.
First, I decided to create more Facebook Profiles for the kids to fill out. They all use Facebook, so why not let them "do it" in school too!?
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Then I decided it would also be fun to write a newspaper article about Stargirl, since everyone was talking about her at school. It's kind of a sneaky way to get in some writing too :)
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I also created 2 Quizzes so far that could be just a helpful comprehension tool :)
Spring Break starts today at 5pm when I'm done judging cheer tryouts!!!!!! I can't wait. Even though I have Lit Circle packets to grade and a test to create for my English Support class, I plan on relaxing the rest of the time. I hoping there's sun so I can start to work on being less pasty :)
So we have this AMAZING custodian at our school. One of his gifts is that he loves to build things...he built benches for our students to sit on during lunch and break, and he built a podium for the teacher next door to me. Well I saw his and became envious! But his was a bit chunkier than what I wanted, or have room for :/ So I talked to our custodian and asked if he'd build me a podium, with a little smaller frame. And he came up with the cutest thing!
There's a shelf for the speakers, when I play a power point or education movie, and then the top where the computer is, has a lip on it so if the podium gets bumped, the computer won't just slide off. I love it!!!!!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to do my first power point from it :) I'm a nerd :)
Anyway, hope you all have amazing spring breaks, or a good last week until your spring break :)
For my math teacher friends-Happy Pi Day!!!!!! March 14=3.14
I am awful at math, but I do know that today is an awesome day! And as my students just informed me, in the year 2015, it will be March 14, 2015=3.14.15 :) I still learn something new everyday!
So for today, since I am an English teacher, our journal was a homophone....I asked them to write about their favorite kind of pie in honor of Pi Day :) I've never heard of so many different kinds of pie! Pumpkin, Banana Cream, Boston Cream, Key Lime, Blueberry, Apple...one kid even said Chicken Pot Pie :)
Our wonderful parents also brought in several different kinds of pie for the teachers to enjoy...if I wasn't gluten free I would have enjoyed them all ;)
Happy Friday everyone!!!! I've had a lot of people love my lesson planner but couldn't seem to edit via the link I provided.
I've uploaded it again to google docs, but I think the font may be messed up on your guys' end :/ So hopefully you all are tech savy enough to fix the font to work for you, and then you'll be able to edit the planner to fit your needs!