Friday, September 15, 2017

Litton Middle School 9/15

We started off another great Friday morning with the awesome kids at Isaac Litton Middle School. Beginning with some independent reading while more friends trickled into Ms. Crandall's classroom this morning, students could read their own book or peruse a selection brought from the Vanderbilt RAPS "library."

The main goal today was to get our first book orders in. The students loved flipping through the Scholastic catalogs to look for a book to keep as their own. They also tried to make a decision on which book they would like to start reading for RAPS book club...it was a tough decision!


Once book orders were decided, we engaged with words, making connections, and using creativity in Ms. Lynn's very own version of Jimmy Fallon's "Wheel of Freestyle." Students chose three random words from a bag and used a word connection chart to get some brainstorming down on paper (most students didn't even need the help...see below!). 



Today during RAPS our students developed as poets, rappers, spoken word artists, and most importantly, readers! Be sure to check in next week as we begin book club reading and creative projects!

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