January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! The first day back is always slow going. We all walk into the room and have to remind ourselves where our desks and lockers are at and what we need to get done. It started off quiet but the more the kids filtered in, the more they got excited to see each other! We are working on our final Neil Armstrong project. Instead of having a paper and pencil test, the kids have chosen ONE content standard that we have been working on lately to apply to our Who Was Neil Armstrong book. They had their choice between NF Text Features, NF Text Structures, Character Traits, or Main Idea. They have been working hard in class with their books and notes doing the “Dog Work” part of the project. They are almost ready to get to the passion part of it. The kids were asked to brainstorm about what they like in life- hobby, friends, travel, sports, etc. Then we looked at how we can incorporate their passion with their Neil Project. So, the manner in which they present their Neil Work will be in their Passion. For example, we looked at how someone really loved all things military. They used a plastic helmet laying around and put green and brown duck tape on it to resemble camouflage. Then they wrote their Neil work on the camo parts. Another person loved nature and the sun. They created a sun out of an old volleyball and cardboard paper with a lot of yellow duct tape. They wrote their Neil work on the rays. We are working on this in class this week and kids can bring in materials from home. They don’t need to though to have fun. They can simply use the materials here to draw something on poster board. The final project is due next Monday, January 14th.

Tonight’s Homework:

Reading- Read at least 20 minutes. Final Neil Armstrong project due Monday 1/14- see above for details

Math- Multiplication wksht

About chris.fogel@kenstonlocal.org

I am currently a fourth grade teacher at Kenston Intermediate School and have been for the past 10 years. I grew up in Bainbridge and graduated from Kenston High School. I attended Kent State University and received my Bachelors of Science in Education and have a Masters of Reading and a Reading Endorsement as well. I enjoy gardening, reading and hanging out with my three boys, chickens and my dog.
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