In ELA we have started with our Getting to Know You unit, featuring a variety of writing activities and small group work to help us get to know one another. Establishing class norms and building our sense of community has also been a main focus as we kick off the school year.
We have also started our read aloud, "Wishtree", and the students are interacting with the text using Sketchnotes. This is a wonderful comprehension activity and the students enjoying analyzing the characters and events in the story. Students are expected to be completing a thought log each night where they will be reading 30 minutes a night and reflecting on their reading focusing specifically on their thinking while reading.