Today in class, I handed back and went over the two graded homework sheets from last week. I also handed back and went over the analogy page that I graded. For the most part they fill in the missing parts of analogies all right. The thing the kids have the most problem with is explaining the relationship between the pair of words across both pairs.
The kids also did their book partner reading. Finally, they wrote a five sentence paragraph (topic, three supporting details, conclusion) on something they would like to persuade their parents to let them do. The last time they did this, the five sentence paragraph was to support any opinion. One girl wrote,
"Mr. Chance is the best techer you could ever have! To begin with, he is funny and if you joke around he might lagh. In addition he sometimes lets us walk in weird ways down the hall. Finlly if you get in trouble he just pats your head and pretends like nothing happened. It is clear that Mr. Chance is the most awesome techer."Moo ha ha. My loyal army grows, one brainwashed solider at a time.