We had a pleasant start to the week as our classroom felt cozy and inviting against the morning fog. Students worked busily on Monday math lessons and their maps of Africa. We are getting so excited about our upcoming theatre residency in February and have been reading about Anansi the spider, a trickster of African folktales. Storytelling has always been a central way to bring a feeling of community about in the classroom, and today was full of it as we read a Fable during Choices and began a new read-aloud, Stuart Little.
At our class meeting last week, students were eager to begin a sharing schedule to bring in favorite items or share stories from their life. We took a vote and students would like to bring sharing in every Tuesday. This seemed like a not-so busy, sharing kind of day. Everyone is excited to get started right away, and have been brainstorming different themes for each week.
Tomorrow, students are welcome to bring in something they want to share with the class. Since we haven't decided on any themes, students decided they could choose anything special they felt like sharing, as long it can come with them in their backpacks. Please look for a sharing schedule in this Friday's folder for our upcoming themes.
We look forward to seeing everyone at this Friday's Continental Breakfast!
Peace, Ms. Jessie and Mr. Ben