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In honor of the fact that we’ve had every season all at one time in Chicago this week, we talked about our favorite seasons. We read Nikki Giovanni’s “Knoxville, TN” and talked about what […]

This week we read Fatimah Asghar’s Microaggression Bingo and discussed how each detail built up to a larger and more overwhelming whole. The students discussed how weird it felt for there not to be […]

Today, we read “Another Planet” by Dunya Mikhail and discussed the personification and similes that she used to help create this new world for the reader. (This lesson was adapted from a lesson by […]

Today, we read “Another Planet” by Dunya Mikhail and discussed the personification and similes that she used to help create this new world for the reader. (This lesson was adapted from a lesson by […]

In Ms. Icho’s Kindergarten, we learned some 4th grade ideas today! We talked about similes, and how we can compare two TOTALLY different things. The kids put on their big kid thinking caps and […]

For our belated Valentine’s Day class, we read Matthew Olzmann’s “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem.” We drew pictures of people we love and tried to think about as many specific and […]

For our belated Valentine’s Day class, we read Matthew Olzmann’s “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem.” We drew pictures of people we love and tried to think about as many specific and […]

We had a fantastic revision party today! We talked about various revision techniques (including talking about if we had kiki or bouba poems!). Each student chose a poem they were interested in continuing to […]

We had a fantastic revision party today! We talked about various revision techniques (including talking about if we had kiki or bouba poems!). Each student chose a poem they were interested in continuing to […]

We had a great time in Kindergarten today! We read an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.” We talked about things were afraid of and and how we can be brave. […]

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