Today was the first day of the last week of the 2007 school year. Today in Social Studies, students worked collaboratively with their groups to design a brief lesson on one explorer. Some are planning on acting out the voyage and others are organizing a game show. It should be interesting when students start to present. I think we will all get a kick out their interpretations and learn a lot in the process.
Wednesday, we will be going skating. Be sure to dress warm and bring layers. I speak from experience, it gets C-O-L-D in there!
Thursday, in my Language Arts class, we will be having our first vocabulary test. I know, I'm a meanie! However, I hate to wait until after break when students have been so distant from the material.
We will end the week and year on a celebratory note. After our morning homeroom parties and specials, we will exchange white elephant gifts and play holiday bingo. After lunch, we will enjoy The Polar Express and then listen to the Intermediate Band and Choir as they perform for the whole student body.