- The Emoji Project - We designed and described our own emojis.
- Brown Bag It - Students demonstrated their unique personalities by sharing and explaining items they chose and brought to school in a brown bag.
Click below to see examples!
We can't believe the school year is over already. We've made a lot of memories, worked hard, grown, and had fun. Here's what we thought of the year in our own words...
We've worked hard on essay writing skills this year. We played a game called "Writing Ninjas" where we focused on:
1. Using all words in a question to answer the question
2. Writing a 3-part thesis
3. Writing 3 topic sentences based on the thesis statement
4. Adding specific details that match each topic sentence
5. Writing conclusion sentences
6. Adding a hook and background information at the very beginning of an essay, so the reader knows what you're about to write about
7. Drafting a conclusion paragraph - restating the thesis and then explaining briefly why what you're talking about matters
We've worked really hard to learn how to write essays based on reading non-fiction text. We are WRITING NINJAS! We are able to write 5-paragraph informational essays and persuasive essays. We can come up with a three-part thesis statement in about a minute!
Just before our end-of-the-year writing SAGE test, we made videos in class titled "How to Take an Essay Test." This was just one way we reviewed the things we learned.
Here are some great examples of essays we've done throughout the year:
I thought you might be interested in seeing some of our writing. I really enjoyed the student's creativity!
Our first journal was to write a goodbye letter to summer:
Here are some other examples of our writing:
We started the year by learning about the 6 (+1) Traits of Writing shown above. We had a hot dog party to assess and celebrate our learning (which sadly, I didn't get photos of)! The mnemonic VIP Cows helps us keep all the traits straight.
Karen Redmon originally migrated to SLC from Memphis, TN. She has a Bachelor's in International Relations from BYU and a Master's in Teaching from Westminster. She's taught 4th, 1st, and 5th grades. Her interests include: camping, hiking, swimming, dancing, singing, pottery, sewing, theater, music, reading, and most of all-- learning.