This was a fun week in ELA! We all got our parts for the Wizard of Oz and started reading through the script. It was fun to hear everyone trying out voices and emotions for their characters. We also finished our read aloud book, which I at least, loved! THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON was such a fun, powerful story with a wonderful ending for its characters. We've begun to talk a little bit about the similarities between the book and the story in the Wizard of Oz--ask your kids if they can think of how they relate, because we will be talking more about that next year.
We've also done some more vocabulary work on our list of 100 words, and the kids are really into the Jams, a competitive game with the words that some of them like to play. (Those that don't want to can practice on their own.) I told them it was fun to teach at a school where the smack talk was about vocabulary. :)
Next week we will be wrapping up our work with this read aloud and starting out next one. Students will also have the chance to choose their independent reading book, so stay tuned for information about that! Students can choose any book by Linda Sue Park, so if they want to start thinking about their choice, her website is a good place to start: