In the HSSD, we have an initiative to personalize learning-giving students voice, choice, path, plan, pace, etc.
In Ms. Wenzel's room learners have a voice and a choice to use Apps to demonstrate their understanding and levels of performance of LA and writing benchmarks/standards. One of the many Apps we use is Toontastic. I gave students the choice to use it to create a conversation-between two or more characters. Students also did this on Notability, Story Creator and Explain Everything.
Today Nelson House had a Fashion Show with the Beach House. Our students wrote descriptive and detailed scripts using juicy adjectives to describe an outfit they would be wearing. Additionally, they needed to choose music to go along with their scripts. As the students walked down the red carpet, I read their scripts describing their outfits. Congrats, Nelson House and Beach House for being a star not only on the red carpet, but as a student, everyday!
Yesterday in Language Arts and Writing, Nelson House wrote letters about their Book Club Books. In the letters they needed to identify the theme of their book and support their theme choice with three text details. They also used their 21st Century Skills as they collaborated with their partners to decorate the bottles and get the bottles ready to present to another block. I will have another block read each others' letters and critique them.
Hello and happy Friday-oh, forgot to mention it is also the last day of 1st quarter.
Today we had to Mystery Readers:
Here were there clues:
Reader 1 (Mrs. Coopmans)
1. I have 2 children. 2. I love to shop. 3. I love to read. 4. I have taught grades 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 5. One of your housemates is my next door neighbor.
Reader 2 (Mr. Hart)
1. I recently moved to a new house. 2. I have a son at Lineville. 3. I love to quote movies and TV Shows. 3. I like to golf, but am not very good at it. 4. One of my favorite movies is, "The Princess Bride." If you haven't seen it, be sure to check it out.
Today in Guided Study two boys had completed all their homework so I asked them to use Kahoot https://getkahoot.com/ to make me a quiz. I am excited to take their quiz and bench what I know about these two young gentlemen.