2nd Quarter Big Picture (each student has this in their literacy notebook)

  • Each student will be responsible for a minimum of 4 individual blogs between now and mid January.
(2 dictated—one on themes in the books we’re reading, one TBA in January) (20 pts)
  • Each student will also participate in our quadblogging work with other schools, communicating and learning about students and schools in Kansas, Australia and Great Britain (10 pts)

Wikispaces 20 pts will be based on what is done on wikispaces

Projects: 80 pts
Grandpa’s Mountain
Eminent domain
Blood on The River
Character Comparison
Motel of the Mysteries
Artifact study
January—book choices work

Weekly:
Book Discussions-generally Wednesdays 20 pts
Fishbowl—once a nine weeks each student will be graded on their participation in the fishbowl discussion 10 pts
Whites lIt Group wiki:
  • Reading log 10 pts
  • Book Recommendations 10 pts


Optional:
Fluency once a week at home
Six minute solution for some people at school (w buddies)


Word study-new words on Friday/test every other week 20 pts


Our Online Work
Why Students Should Blog

Our Crozet Blogs:
Crozet 4th Grade (2010-2011)
Crozet 5th Grade (2011-2012)

Our Student Wikis:
studentnamecres.wikispaces.com
(meaning yourchild'sname with cres on the end of it, then a dot, then wikispaces.com)

Quadblogging:
We are connecting with 3 classes around the world to share blogging work. We will be writing and getting to know the students on their blogs and ours.

Our schedule is as follows:
Week 1 – 7th Nov àLeawood Middle School Kansas, USA

Week 2 14th Nov à Peralta Trail Middle School England
Week 3 – 21st Nov à Crozet Elementary School
Week 4 – 28th November à Sussex Heights Primary School Australia