We broke into small groups to work on mad-libs today. We had happiness roasting over a campfire, George Washington threatening to take his image off the quarter, and a tour of a university offering scholarships to symmetrical students. It was
We tackled that many-headed monster, spelling in English, by reviewing the three main languages that shape English (Latin, Anglo-Saxon (Old English), and French (Middle English). To make the discussion more interesting, we talked through the conquests that brought each language
We broke some ice by creating a class playlist, which was wonderfully varied (Parents, look for the playlist in your email soon!). Then, I asked folks what they knew about or associated with the word “rhetoric;” we established that rhetoric
The Muons started Language Arts with a group review of a few concepts – adjectives, syllables, and how to use a dictionary and thesaurus. Almost everyone got involved in explaining these concepts, so it really was a refresher for most.