Are you sensing a theme here? I admit: it's been a bit of a challenge this year maintaining www.hilliardsclass.com for my APs and hanging out here on the STEM Weebly for you lovely Stemmies. But, alas, there are updates to update!
First off, I want to LOVE YOU UP SO MUCH for your House on Mango Street work. You wrote deeply and with care, and you used the mentor text to guide and inspire your writing. I was impressed to say the very least. You can read more about my teacher perspective on this assignment HERE on the teacher blog I contribute to.
Since then, we've been plugging away at poetry strategies and Poetry Out Loud. We spent a day or two getting after the Five S Strategy for Passage Analysis, and then getting into teams to read #allthepoetry and work toward a deeper understanding of the tribute's poem for recitation.
Here we are today, on the eve of Thanksgiving Break, and we're having our classroom competitions, saying our holiday fond fare thee wells, and gearing up for a Food Lit mini unit upon your return.
November has gone quickly, and I suspect the rest of our time before Winter Break will as well. Let's make the most of it, and let's keep working hard and using our big awesome brains.
Cheers to you for doing just that in the month of November!
Your teacher, Mrs. Hilliard :)