We had a fun week in ELA! We finished A SINGLE SHARD, which is such a great book! And in celebration we headed to UMMA, the Universtiy of Michigan Museum of Art, where they have one of the biggest collections of Korean pottery in the country! Who knew? They also have a whole tour and activities planned around this book. It was really fun to see examples of the green-gray celadon pottery we've been reading so much about. The kids also go to be emissaries themselves as museum volunteers presented various types of Korean pottery and they got to choose one of them to award a commission, just like happened in A SINGLE SHARD.
In addition, we rehearsed our play and created our own crossword puzzles with the vocabulary words we chose! (Each student has chosen 20 words to study. The words came from three different lists, depending on the needs of the student. Many used a 5th grade list, others used a Middle School (6-8th grade) list, and a few grabbed some words off an SAT list for fun.