Wrapping up the 2011-12 School year

Posted by Gretchen Swierczynski on 6/12/2012

This completes my fourth year at Douglass and boy does time fly when you are having fun ( and reading and writing!!!)  This year my students were successful in multiple areas!  I am extremely proud of each one for the work they accomplished and the effort they put forth .  We continued to work on the This I Believe project ( NPR), used Wordles, created Digital Stories, used Bloggster, created vokis, wrote biopoems used images to create fictional stories and practiced  five paragraph essays .We used a great short story website and new sites for listening to digital stories.  We read many, many books such as; Into the Wild, Dark Song, Nothing- paired with The Lord of the Files movie, Good Behavior, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, "It all Changed in an Instant" More Six Word Memoirs, Son of the Mob, The Five People you Meet in Heaven, Rules of Survival, The First Part Last and Love that Dog ( I am sure I have left some out!!) We read Articles of the Week (AOTW) and learned about how to write reflections. We wrote and wrote and wrote!!  We Journaled, Blogged, Reflected, Summarized, Book Talked, and wrote superb fictional stories.  Over all we really accomplished quite a bit!!  I can proudly say, with great pride, we practiced Literacy on a daily basis!  I hope that all the students I came into contact with this year will continue to let Literacy into their lives on a daily basis!  Please keep reading and writing ( journaling or blogging over the summer!!) Peace!