Welcome back everyone, welcome to the new year, welcome to the second semester and welcome to our new student Charles. Whew - that is a lot to welcome people to.
We have started off this semester with the completion of the presentations from our Historical Inquiry unit. I was pleased with what I saw and I am hoping that students learned what a presentation is and what it is not. I did not let students put words on their visual presentation as this is just to be used to support what information they are trying to present. It was a new concept to many but I think they saw the reasons for it and there were some great presentations.
Our next writing unit is on Fantasy writing - Learning from the Elves is the title. We will use the Hero's Journey as the basis for this kind of writing. I also had students complete a third on-demand piece of writing last week that I will use to continue to see where their weaknesses are. This unit should see students complete two-three pieces of writing.
I have to leave my class for three days on Jan 22-24th as I have a family event to attend in Los Angeles. I will be leaving the substitute teacher a full set of plans and my expectation is that students continue to learn the things we are doing in class.
Have a great week ahead.