November 23, 2015…..
Me: “So, what word do you think we should use this week to make word sums with?”
Students: ” Um….let’s see…..how about ‘turkey’! or ‘stuffing’! Wait, we should probably study ‘Thanksgiving’ since it is happening this week!”
Student 1: “Or, we should study just ‘thanks‘ because we can make a lot of words with that.”
Student 2: “We could study ‘giving‘ because we could make ‘give, gives and giving‘ with it.”
Me: “Great ideas! Since we can make many word sums with ‘thank‘ , let’s try that one, then we will try to make a matrix!”
- Beautifully spelled out word sums together,
- Many “Ah-HA! moments with new learnings (especially when analyzing <giving>) and
- Matrix making–planning, organizing & execution!
Heart Group — Grade 2
Diamond Group — Grade 4
Star Group — Grade 5
Tuesday we will journal about things we are thankful for! At the top of my list— finding the SWI Community to learn from!
Happy Holidays All