Skype Chat with Olympic Kayaker, K.C. Fraser!
We had the opportunity to chat with Canadian rower, K.C. Fraser, just weeks before the Rio Summer Olympics. We asked her questions about her training, having a growth mindset, and about her passion for kayaking. Sooyoung wrote a blog post about the experience that can be found here: Interview of Olympic Bound Kayaker K.C Fraser
Reader's Workshops and Centers
This module, we focused on using text features to help with comprehension. Students worked in groups to make posters about text features and then presented them to their classmates. Throughout the modules students kept a tally of the features that they found and reflected on how the different feature enabled them to better understand a text.
Writing Focus: Expository
We studied expository writing this module and each student completed a brochure about an animal of their choosing. Students wrote paragraphs about different topics including diet, habitat, predators, and reproduction. Student shared their work in a gallery walk and everyone did a great job listening and asking questions! Sangjun did a wonderful write-up about this project on our blog, and the article can be found here: Module 3 Times!
Egg Drop with 3-2
We teamed up with students from 3-2 for an egg drop challenge. It was fun to work with different grade 3 students and many of the eggs survived the drop!