The children have concluded their author study, character study, and Southwest region unit.
New month, new beginnings finds us starting our Nonfiction unit complimented by a space study in science. Our room will be transformed to the final frontier on December 17. We are anxiously awaiting a visit from grandparents on November 21st and 22nd.
There is so much to be thankful for, starting with your amazing children.
Roald Dahl Day is finally here!!! What a spectacular day! Our morning started with dynamic characters from Roald Dahl stories coming to life sharing their story, character traits, and imaginary business reflecting the character. Continuing our celebration, the children created RD t-shirts, designed a new golden ticket and chocolate bar label, made a Matilda bookmark and BFG dream jar. The Roald Dahl characters feasted on George's Marvelous Medicine soup, Twits wormy spaghetti, and Matilda's Mac and Cheese. This was complimented with desserts inspired by the book Fantastic Mr. Fox, bird pie, marshmallow pillow and Bruce Bogtrotter's infamous chocolate cake. Learning was achieved and memories were made.
“I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!”
― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Our class was visited by Walden's founder, Mary LeFever. As we continue our author study, she joined us for our reading of Roald Dahl's, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children are working on the final touches of their Costume/Bag presentation. They are eagerly anticipating Roald Dahl Day next Thursday, October 31st.
Ready, Set, Go!
Our first whole class presentation is underway. As part of our author study, students will take on a character from one of Roald Dahl's many books. The purpose of this project is to assume the role of the character in costume and share more about the story and character. Students will create a shopping bag to compliment the character's book and collect artifacts that have significance or meaning from the story.
Please use this timeline to help pace the project requirements.
*Specific detailed information will be coming home today with each student. Please sign and return all papers on Tuesday.
From the hammer swinging Trunchbull, to the magnificent Miss Honey, and the happily ever after for Matilda, students from 3rd through 6th enjoyed the performance at the Media Theater.
The students completed their first long range assignment this week. They were tasked to do a Roald Dahl character poster report with several components. The students were instructed how to pace themselves and budget their time during the week to successfully meet all criteria for their project.
The children have completed the launching reading workshop unit, and we have moved on to character analysis unit and our author study of Ronald Dahl. Building our reading lives, one book at a time.
Please enjoy a sneak preview of the children's work that will be greeting you this evening. No name tags on desks, just the child's one dimensional version of themselves!
Looking forward to seeing our students' parents at Back to School Night Thursday, September 19 at 7:00.
The children in Room 204 are having a fabulous start to the school year. Routines are being established and a respectful, caring and co-operative classroom community is being constructed. Our enthusiastic learners are ready to begin next week with both feet hitting the ground running.