Our room is a busy place all day. From our Daily 5 learning rotations, to Ms. B's math drills, children are moving around our classroom, delving in without hesitation. As teachers, we love this. Movement in the room is essential for more than half of all learners. Kids simply learn better (and deeper) when they get to physically explore concepts, dig into math problems together, and pace around while investigating new concepts. Our latest movements have taken us full circle on some concepts we've been building on, verbs & nouns/adjectives & adverbs. I will admit, making grammar interesting is a real challenge, but I am up for finishing what we've started.
This last week, 2 of our students finished our class novel study of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. They are taking their final test on Monday. This accomplishment has inspired many of our learners to kick their book reading into high gear and I have witnessed much progress in several days time. 5A loves this book, as do most people who read it. The motion picture film WONDER came out this week, though it won't come to Pincher Creek until January. If you decide to go catch a film with your family anytime soon, perhaps you will choose Wonder?