In English we talked about Literary Themes. Ms. Little read the book Teammates by Peter Golenbock.
We discussed what the Themes in the book are, here is a reading log discussing theme in Teammates and
Both have the theme of racism, equity and taking a stand for something you believe in. Read this reading log describing the themes:
Here is the anchor chart we created listing some common literary themes:
We will continue to work with theme for the next few weeks.
We are also starting to work on a campaign to raise awareness about water and water scarcity in the world. This unit will integrate English, French, Math, Media and Social Studies and our character trait for December, compassion. We will be creating a variety of multi-media presentations to spread the word locally and globally. We launced today by watching this:
There was a class discussion about what made this video effective and the students had lots of observations about how the images, text, sound, music and narrative were used to create an effective video about water scarcity and possible solutions.
We filled charts to calculate our water usage footprint – it’s not pretty, many of us use upwards of 200 litres of water per day!
We will also be creating a video of this project to enter a contest to win more technology for our school.