Texts that informed my understanding during my first year of teaching: QUARTER 1: A Seat at the Table (album) - Solange Black Messiah (album) - D’angelo The Crossover (book) by Kwame Alexander Passing (book) by Nella Larsen Daughters of the Dust (film) by Julie Dash Code Switch (podcast) by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin Yellow Brick Roads by Janet Allen QUARTER 2: Inside Out and Back
I am so sad! It is our last day together at school! You've come a long way this year and I am so proud of each of you. Today we'll: 1. Meet for our last circle and my last letter to you 2. Finish the story of the magical city That's it. I'm looking forward to spending one last day with you on our field trip tomorrow. You're all great! xoxoxo, Ms. K P.S.
Greetings everyone! Today is our last Wednesday together. :-( DO NOW: Grab a purple cover, a binder clip, and your notebook. Make sure you have a pencil. AGENDA: 1. Reflect on a year of writing 2. Look over your grade reports. 3. Bonus activities HOMEWORK: Be cool. xo, Ms. Kesti
Welcome to Monday! Today we will have a POWER WORK DAY and you will turn in Mission #3! If you finish early, you can start the 6th Grade Reflection packet. TODAY'S AGENDA: 1.Do Now: Get to work 2. ~Riddle Break~ 3. Keep working! Mission 3 due TODAY. 4. Clean up & Dance Learning Goals: Students can complete a project successfully and on time with the guidance of a rubric. Students can learn from an assessment and reflection. HOMEWORK: READ for at least 20 minutes: a book, new
Welcome to Monday! Today we will DEAR, look over last week's test, and work on Mission #3--due tomorrow at the end of the school day. DO NOW: DEAR Grab your book Find a comfortable place to sit where you won't bug anyone and they won't bug you Read a book--don't just pretend to read 20 minutes--enjoy it! Quote (image) of the Week: TODAY'S AGENDA: 1.Do Now: DEAR 2. ~mindfulness~ 3. Go over last week's test 4. Mission 3 time (due tomorrow!) 6. Clean up Learning Goals: Studen
Woohoo! Friday! DO NOW: Grab your book in progress (Mission #3) and find a spot in circle. TODAY'S AGENDA: 1. Do Now: Join the circle 2. Circle: Share where you are at with your project 4. Work time 5. Clean-up Learning Goals: * Students can share verbally. * Students can listen to and learn from each other. * Students can complete a multi-step project. * Students can reflect on a year of learning. * Students are accountable and complete and turn in their work. HOMEWORK: REA
It's June! Wow. Today we'll do a Read Aloud, meet in our reading groups for the 7th time, and then have work on our Mission #3s. DO NOW: Find a seat for read-aloud. Sit facing the screen on the floor, or if you need a chair, sit behind the people sitting on the floor. TODAY'S AGENDA: 1. Do Now: Read Aloud 2. Agenda/Announcements 3. Riddles 4. Reading Group! Last one: make it count. 5. Work on Mission #3 6. Clean up Learning Goals: Students can identify key elements a story