Board games and blocking and choices, oh my!
This was such a fun week in ELA! Between read-alouds, we spent the week moving around a lot. We rehearsed all the scenes for the Wizard of Oz (pssh... your kids should have all their lines memorized by Tuesday so maybe you can help them out this weekend!) We practiced our blocking and learned terms like stage right and stage left and what it means (in a very literal sense!) to "upstage" someone. We are even managing to work in some songs, which is really fun.
It was also our last week of grammar games, which proved to be both exciting and a bit overwhelming. Despite my many "please remember that you may need to work at home on this and that you are responsible for turning it on the due date", we had several groups fall short. However, it's a learning experience for all of us and a good reminder that we need to start thinking ahead about how long work is going to take us as we travel into our middle and high school years. I did get several groups' finished games, though, and they are truly awesome! I'm really excited to have a day to play them all together!
I will be ordering our independent reading books this weekend. That choice was due today, so anyone who didn't choose, I will choose for them. They are all great books, by the excellent Linda Sue Park, so I think everyone will be excited either way. As I explained to the kids (and on google classroom) there are a limited number of books kids can read for their first book, but those who choose to read more than one can pick any of her books as a second option.
See you Monday at conferences!