June 3, 2020 | Ms. Jonker
Virtual learning can’t stop us from ending this year with awesome projects and reminiscent conversations about our year together.
In morning meeting today, I asked the students about funny moments from our year. The students laughed as they recalled SCREAMING on the big swing at Camp Bernie. I was also reminded of how on that same day, our whole class got into canoes and played a variation of the game “World Cup.” I had so much fun that day!
The students remembered class jokes we’ve had and fun times on field trips to the Liberty Science Center and Apollo Theater.
We’re still making memories and doing projects. Today the students peer-edited one another’s writing projects. Our final writing project is a “choose-your-own-adventure” project. Students are writing newscasts, fiction, essays, memoirs about “Life in Quarantine,” and poems.
Students continue to work hard on their STEAM projects. We are looking forward to next week Friday, June 12, when students will present their learning! We hope you will pop by that morning and see what we’ve been doing! Zoom link to come.
For reading, students continue to do independent reading, but they are writing their responses about newspaper articles. We are reading articles from Newsela and Time For Kids.
There will be a recognition ceremony next week Wednesday, June 10, at 9AM. I am looking forward to presenting the students with their recognitions. They are remarkable people. Each one of them is such a gift from God and I will miss them! I am certain that I will always remember this group.