Kicking off a HIDDEN START to the PROJECT LIT bookclub.
A few students, with HUGE ambitions, have taken on the role of piloting our book club challenge for the classes upcoming unit on DIVERSITY! These students will be reading and talking about as MANY BOOKS AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE from the list above. See our page with all of the titles and reviews. WARNING- They are EDGY and will get these scholars THINKING about our world!!
Your 7th grade scholars are in the THICK of one of my most beloved units: Greek Mythology. We are exploring elements of mythology alongside the reading of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief.
We have discovered the family tree and how the gods and goddesses link together. We dove down the mythical pit of beasts and creatures. We will be discovering some of the most famous myths. All while working on our skills of character identity through Percy Jackson's experiences in the fictional tale and novel unit.
So, you think you might be a half blood? Find out BELOW!!
EARBUDS and HIGHLIGHTERS are #1 in my classroom. Also, a composition notebook and pencils.
PARENTS: Although the thrill of buying new school supplies is a REAL DEAL, don't feel obligated to purchase all new supplies. I watch kids clean their lockers out EVERY year and they bring home scissors, markers, notebooks, etc. All of that CAN be reused.
Email or DM me with questions! Also, let me know if you are having trouble acquiring anything. Both the school and myself are here to support you in any way possible!
This two-class period adventure began with extreme stress. "You want us to read Shakespeare??"
They struggled and laughed through a close read, had a few discoveries when I performed a dramatic reading, then laughed through a reenactment of the "first kiss" scene. They were absorbed in understanding the characters, family dynamics, and the entire plot. They also became obsessed with Shakespeare's crazy humor and the fact that "...like everyone dies in this story."
Stay tuned for the next Shakespeare adventure when we do an activity titled "Who said it? SHAKESPEARE vs TUPAC"
Students have just selected their book club titles after some INTENSE book talks and discussions. We will be exploring these titles over the next five weeks. We will spend four weeks reading, meeting, and having conversations. The last week will entail a culminating project. Here, you will find the book trailers to the titles chosen. Each section has a different variety of titles. Ask your child what they chose!! If you want to read it also, I encourage conversations about the books at home as well.
The button ABOVE is a link to our #hashtaghitler project. Each student had to find an image and create a hashtag to exemplify reasons why Hitler rose to power. How could someone so "evil" convince so many people to follow him? The lesson included a Sketch Story then the class watched the short documentary below.
Please feel free to comment with which 7th grader's hashtag you thought was the most well thought out. Or, create your own hashtag for the students to think about.
Students: remember to write all assignments in your planner at school and TAKE THEM HOME to share with your parent/guardian and remind you of your responsibilities. It is a valuable tool!!
Parents: Please discuss the information in you student's planner to assure they are completing tasks required. This will also keep you in the "loop" about happenings in your student's academics.
REMEMBER: We are ALL in this together and responsibility is a part of the Alta-Aurelia Middle School expectations! Let's help each other!!