In literacy, we went back to revisit a very useful and valuable thing: comparing and contrasting differing points of view. Students will eventually take a stance on a given issue, research, and then respectfully debate. What we worked on today was looking at a conflict in a story that I am either currently reading aloud or have already read aloud before. They then got into small groups, reflected back, and then chose a conflict between two characters. Each student, while working in a group, filled out this graphic organizer individually. What is shown immediately below this are the examples I used from each class:
For JA Biztown, I was able to distribute a copy of the workbook to each student. The pages used in the workbook will also be used for social studies grades. So today was more about housekeeping as I passed around Sharpie markers so the students can write their names on their books. I also received the checkbooks but those will not be distributed until necessary. I did impress upon the students the importance of taking care of their workbooks and to keep them in their individual shelves. I cannot simply replace them so easily, should they end up missing.