Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 2 Meeting and Upcoming Events

We can't believe it is November already! Patterson RAPS has gotten off to a great start this fall, and we have a lot of exciting things coming up!

We had a very productive meeting on Saturday, November 2. Dr. Pendergrass began our meeting by reading Scat by Carl Hiassen aloud. Scat is a mystery about a teacher that goes missing on a field trip. One student, named Smoke, is currently our prime suspect.

After listening to the book, the students broke off into small groups. Some students worked on writing their own mystery stories, some completed a "Mapping Out the Story" activity, some worked on mystery vocabulary words, and some students helped create a timeline of events in the book.

We only have two more meetings in 2013. Please don't miss the fun! We will have some special surprise science guests joining us on Saturday. We also have plans to collaborate with the Teach Twice program to create a student-made book. Finally, we will continue reading Scat. Stay tuned to find out "whodunnit!"

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