MAP Testing for 214 students will be held on Friday, May 19 for Reading and Wednesday, May 31 for Math.
Students are sharing their Young Authors projects with one another for feedback and Ms. Visser is hurrying to get as much feedback to them as possible. Coonley's Young Authors Celebration Night is Tuesday May 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If students are interested in sharing a part of their Young Authors pieces, they need to let me know by Friday, May 12. There is a hard copy invitation going home tonight in Coonley Folders.
We are starting a Historical Fiction unit with The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963 and Bud, Not Buddy in 317 and 214, respectively. I've been impressed with the students' background knowledge on events leading up to the Civil Rights Movement and the Great Depression. We will be doing most of the reading in class for this novel unit, but please ask them about what they're reading! :)
Students will also be taking the reins for the remainder of the year in teaching GUM lessons. They have freedom to teach the lessons how they want, with support from Ms. Visser. I'm excited to see what they come up with!