Older Kids’ News
After spending last week giving our students background information on gods and goddesses, we are now in the process of preparing to write our first creative, narrative story. Last week our students participated in mini lessons on the genre of narrative and the characteristics of a myth.They are now applying that knowledge to McPass. We use McPass as a prewriting activity or as an outline for narrative writing. McPass is an acronym we use for the essential elements of a creative story.
Each and every element of McPass must be included in all narrative writing. Once our students have finished their McPass outlines they will begin organizing and writing their own myth. We will spend time in class: writing, revising and illustrating. They will publish their myths and share them with peers.
We will be going to Centennial Village this Thursday, Sept. 20th at 10:45. We will eat a very early lunch (please send a disposable sack lunch) before we depart and will have a snack before we head back to school. If you have volunteered to drive, please make sure Leslie has a copy of your insurance for liability reasons. Also, thank you in advance for making these excursions possible for our students. These excursions give our students a chance to do, to see and experience that which is unique and unforgettable in the learning process. If you have not returned the permission slip, please send it in ASAP. We will return to school by 3:20 for dismissal.
We are also going to Denver, Monday September 24th to see the Pompeii Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We are going by bus and will depart at 8:45 a.m. and will return by 3:20 p.m. We also need kids to bring a disposable lunch for this trip. Students often ask if they can bring ipods or electronics on the bus and, we would prefer if that those gadgets stay at home. Thanks!
Have a wonderful first week of Fall!
Michele, Inta, Jane and Ashley
~Recitation- begin putting your cereal box together
~Purple (spiral math) book- 20 minutes
~Recitation- continue to work on your cereal box
~Study vocabulary words
~Vocabulary Test- make sure you read and study your spelling words and definitions