Today I saw my high school first grade class for the first time. Here they are:
I thought about putting up their junior high first grade picture for comparison, but I'm afraid they'd lynch me.
Here's the junior high second grade reading class.
And finally, here are the first graders working on an assignment.
Due to orientation, holidays and school activities, I actually will not see my junior high first grade class next week, and due to Golden Week and St. Julie's Day, I will only see them once the following week. However, in two weeks time, we'll read a short non-fiction article called "Weird Fruit" about, as the title suggests, a weird fruit that two travelers found while on vacation in Thailand.
The second graders will do "Getting a Haircut in the Army", a very funny Civil War story about a haircut gone wrong. This was taken from the book The Blue and the Gray by Henry Steele Commager.
The third graders will do "Rock Garden", a short story by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. This is a story about a young Japanese girl in an internment camp in California during WWII. This led to some rather interesting things on my board this week, as I suggested that my students look up "Sitting Bull", "Ghost Dance" and "Wounded Knee" to understand the story a little better.
The High School First Graders will do "Hi. My name is Scott", a lesson from their Totally True textbook.
I won't see my high school second grade class. I totally meant to take a picture of them ... but didn't.
This week, the third grade students got to try out a new game I made for powerpoint. This one was based off of family feud. I think it went quite well.