After testing, I gave a brief book introduction for our next novel, Shiloh.
Then, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess. Next, they went to PE with Mr. Smith.
When we returned to class, we launched our Genius Hour, a self-directed research program.
We began by identifying various topics students are passionate about on sticky notes. Then we went to Mrs. Bigelow's room to hear a presentation about Genius Hour, including the criteria for success, examples and non-examples of researchable questions and 3 projects made by last year's fourth graders.
When we returned to class, the students began writing an "I Wonder" question for some, or all , of their topics.
- NO HOMEWORK tonight
- All BAND students bring instruments tomorrow
- All STRINGS students bring instruments on Thursday
- PARCC testing TOMORROW from 9:15-11:30