There's typically not much homework on Fridays, but that doesn't mean that we don't work hard!
Today was art Friday, and the kids got to paint their clay creations from before spring break. I saw softballs, donuts, bunnies, owls, and even a man-eating alligator! Students played Battleship in math today - what a great way to practice graphing things on a coordinate plane! Students continued their work with gravity during science class today, and in ELA we worked on selecting the format that we will write our nonfiction children's books in. Kids had a great time checking out features of graphic novels, typical narrative nonfiction texts, and songs/poems, and by the end of class had selected which style to pursue. A few brave souls even decided to try writing a choose your own adventure story...which led to a VERY large paper and some colored post-it notes as our pre-writing tools.
These books are going to be great, and I'm super excited to see them to fruition! If anyone out there wants to swing by class on Fridays to help me edit these and work with the grammar connections, let me know - we need an army of red pens and grammar nerds to make this work!