This video is one created from bits and pieces of students at work and play, our community!
This video series suggests what many have been saying since the take over of the schedule. Common Core gives a license back to the classroom teacher to teach and integrate the disciplines.
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7yQk6a501s&feature=bf_prev&list=PL9F9C431FF82A15B5&lf=context David Coleman and Susan Pimentel discuss the Common Core and Changes in the structure of the classroom schedule.
This week in reading, children read How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Polar Express. Children discussed the author’s purpose of each text and compared the two texts through scaffolds of questions. Each child then wrote Haiku poems about the Grinch. It was a wonderful break to our traditional text. Please check our wiki to see the start of our online writing.
Here is a picture of the class as they boarded the Polar Express.
I hope your holidays were as enjoyable as the time I spent with your children.
Blessings in the New Year as we ignite the light for a love of learning for your child and the children who attend CPCS.
I am so excited about the possibilites this tools offers to schools in times of budget constraints and with underprivileged children who need to be able to make text to world connections. Visit the following website to get a glimpse of the possibilities.
Write a letter to the Matildaville Observer about the character the Grinch. Be sure to tell all! Post it to your Wiki page. Mrs. Frego and the elves are looking for your work to support Christmas for the Whos down in Whoville.
Can you locate Whoville on a map?
Grab your passport to find out where traditions and customs of Christmas originated. See how many countries you can visit in the next four days. Download treasure hunt here.