Richard Scrimger chose to instruct the children on how to write an entertaining book or story of their own instead of reading one of his books to them. With the help of the children he improvised and made up a story. He wanted to help the children understand that all an interesting plot requires is an element of surprise; something that builds tension during the story; and an ending where good overcomes evil–someone who just happens to comes along who saves the day.
This afternoon Casa 4 met Natasha Deen, an author who writes mystery novels. Natasha chose to read a book which would be of interest to children at the Casa level, from our school library, called “Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe”. She explained that she chose that specific book because she is from Alberta and scientists have discovered many dinosaur bones in Alberta.
The Lower Elementary students in Level 1 had the opportunity to take a “Trip to Africa” today. With personalized passports in hand, the students were excited to tour the continent and learn about the culture, foods, music, shelter, and the different types of animals found all over this beautiful continent!
Level sixes exploring flight.
Level fives exploring energy.
Level Fours exploring rocks.
Today, the sixes study Air and Flight, the fives study Energy and the fours study Rocks and Minerals. We are already hard at work.
Wishing we were back at the lake soaking up the sun. Just sayin’