brain/exercise breaks. A trip around the school while discussing our reading is
working on increasing many skills spontaneously. After only 2 days we have
travelled to Hamilton, Canada. We have read about each destination and now we are beginning to apply our geography skills by locating it on the map. During
math we have even using our step count to practice place value, divisibilty
rules and statistical landmarks. If you haven't visited the site be sure to ask your child to share you in our adventure.
graphic novels, stories that are told in pictures with words written in speech
bubbles and captions. They are similair to what was once known as comics.
Jarrett J Krosoczka is known for his Lunch Lady graphic novel series. We
virtually tuned into his Studiojjk Comic Workshop webcast. He started by
introducing readers on how to read the format of graphic novels and then went on to explain writing in speech bubbles. Lastly, wrote and drew a comic for all his viewers as active participants. This genre is quickly growing and very popular
with middle grade students, so don't be surprised if your child is coming home
reading and engaging in a graphic novel
in successfully guessing the state of our virtual visitors; asking questions,
listening, referring to resources, thinking and responding appropriately. With
cooperation and reflection we were able to guess Texas correctly! Throughout
the school year we will practice and apply our geography skills through