It has been a beautiful weekend! The sun is out and the weather is nice. I hope the kids are ready to work tomorrow and that the weather keeps them calm!
I did get to see "The Hunger Games", finally! I thought it was really good. I'm a "book first" movie-goer so, of course, I think the book is better. My husband had to be filled in throughout the movie. However, that being said, it was a great "follow-up" to the book; in other words, it supports the book well. After Potter, I'm an unfortunate critic of books-to-movies. Too critical. But I definitely look forward to "Catching Fire" in 2013.
With "The Hunger Games" in mind, I've added a couple of new books to my favorites page. They are dystopian-like and very good, I think.
Here are some pics of what our final lapbooks for persuasive texts looked like:
Tomorrow, we will start "The Daily Scoot". Quarters will move to a different table group every day and answer questions about a very short passage. For example, Monday may be "Finding Details", Tuesday may be "Context Clues", etc. Each day is a different skill set and a different story. There are only 4 questions per story, so there is little time spent. I think it's a great way to review and answer questions on our main skills. The "scoot" part of it came from an idea I saw on a blog. I'm so sorry that I can't remember which one!!! If you know, please let me know so I can bookmark it!!
Yesterday, I finished "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. It's excellent! There are so many great lines in the book. I end with one tonight, even though it really doesn't apply to anything in particular.
“I think we've made a mistake," he says softly. "We've all started to
put down virtues of the other faction in the process of bolstering our
own. I don't want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and
smart, and kind, and honest.”
--Veronica Roth, "Divergent"