Fourth grade reading students were hard at work before Christmas comparing and contrasting various versions of the poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas. We discussed mood/tone, perspective, rhyme, stanzas, and lots of other literary elements of the poems. Next students will write their own version of Twas the Night Before ... I can't wait to see their creativity and I plan to enter their poems into the Burlington Writer's Club Contest.
Math students were working on multistep word problems before break and we will continue those problems this week. They were quite challenging, but I'm proud to say they all worked through them and didn't give up! The students were truly amazing at problem solving and talking through the problems.