Each day the students enter the room and start writing a brief journal entry. I give them prompts like:
- Tell something great that happened over the weekend.
- What is your reaction to the quote on the bulletin board as you walk in the door? (The quotes are inspirational or humorous.)
- What made you happy this week?
- Or they might have something to do with creative writing.
We are also working on teamwork through class activities and especially through a simulation called Agency. Meanwhile they also get to learn about advertising, which will help them expand their skills for Market Day.
Starting this week, we will read The Phantom Tollbooth together, and we do the worksheet and activities together so they can learn how to do the genre reading worksheets and projects they will need to do on their own.
I'm having so much fun with your children! I hope they are having fun with me.