So my kids are still doing that Let Me Outta Here dance, which is a shame because we still have another EIGHT days! Oh my. Trying to reteach from our magnets assessment and keep them entertained has been a monumental task this week. But no fear, I have a plan. A common core based plan. ELACC3W7 says the kiddos need to do short research projects. So, yesterday I taught them how to create an outline using our magnets knowledge. It was a HUGE hit! Who knew third graders were fascinated with Roman numerals? We created one together, reviewing our content on magnets as we went. Then over to the side, I did a quick impromptu outline on reindeer to tie into the holiday spirit and these kids were hooked!
Next, I sat at my computer and they gathered around me (we projected it on the smartboard), and we typed a paragraph from the outline. One of my boys said, "So that's the secret you grown ups have been keeping! No wonder y'all can write so much!"..... :)
So my next unit is pollution... I think I'll start with an outline!