This is a summary of what we have done so far in April, and also a few notes about what we will be doing for the rest of the year.
In April, we did lessons on Character Traits and Setting. Students also worked hard each week on finishing rough drafts of their stories so they could be revised and edited by the end of the year. Most students are done or almost done. Many plan to DISPLAY THEIR STORIES AT PERFORMANCE NIGHT (May 11, 4pm, Cupertino Campus). We will have a table just for the Author’s Workshop classes to show what they have accomplished!
After the break, we will “publish” our books. Students will be able to rewrite or type their stories (adult assistance with typing is fine). I will bring materials to class for them to design a cover if they would like to. We will spend any additional time in the May classes playing word games, learning simple poetry forms, solving word puzzles, etc.
Please do have your child come to the last class even if their book is finished. (For Cupertino families, your last class will be May 13, after Performance Night.) I would like the students to come because I have a gift for them, and they really enjoy having a day to play games together and celebrate their accomplishments. If you know that you cannot be there, please let me know so I can congratulate your child and give them their little gift at the previous class.
Thank you for all your support, parents! Have a wonderful summer.
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