We started our day with some reading from our novel, Ungifted. We've been focusing on the characters and looking for details the author includes to develop the characters along with moving along the plot.
We used our critical thinking and divergent thinking to create a character sketch using close reading of the text. The kids were able to collaborate a bit by sharing good reference pages in the book.
We stretched our brains with some old fashioned logic puzzles and some less familiar analogies. Some of us were very quick to ask the meaning of unfamiliar words, but this is getting less each week! :)
We spent some time in the computer lab refreshing our technology skills by completing a reflective writing assignment on Edmodo. The kids had the opportunity to reflect on the Trading Card Creator activity from last week. I'm interested to see their self-reflections, as well as their feedback on the activity itself.
Another focus of our time in the lab was helping the kids get more familiar with Edmodo. Part of that is knowing where the Parent Code is for sign up! Students whose parent signs up for Edmodo by next week will earn 5 extra minutes of recess. We're offering this because we think Edmodo is a good way to stay connected and allow teachers and families to support their child's growth and achievement, especially as we move in the direction of a paperless classroom.
HW: Create a character sketch of yourself, then message on the Edmodo assignment to let us know its complete.
Looking forward to a full Target day next week!