Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Principal from the Black Lagoon

First I'd like to say that I am pooped, exhausted, oh so tired. We are into the 4th day of school and my body is not adjusting well to the changes. I have pictures of my classroom on my camera and will hopefully get them up and running soon. 

Yesterday, we read:
I started by activating what they already knew about a principal (what they do, their responsibility in the schools, etc).  They obviously did not really know a whole lot as they were only able to tell me 2-3 things they knew a principal did. (Yikes)

After reading we took a reading comprehension quiz using our 

Because my students did not have a lot of prior knowledge regarding the principal's job, I decided to invite our principal to our class so that the students could interview him. 
Before he came we devised and created questions that would help us get to know his position a little bit better.  Then we all go in our interview circle and I had the students practice reading their questions into the microphone and making eye contact while interviewing.  
The kids were super excited to interview our principal and did a great job with their questions.  I know they gained a lot of knowledge about him that was not there before.

Our last follow up activity will be a compare and contrast of the principal in the book versus our very own principal.  They already decided today there would be a lot of differences:)

As my eyelids are droopy I look forward to doing this

Anyone else crazy tired like me? 


  1. I am so tired I'm almost falling asleep driving to pick my son up from golf!!! It's crazy and we are in week 3!!! On top of that I have been sick...love the kiddie germs:/ So, I'm feeling your pain girl!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. This sounds awesome. Might need to steal!

  3. I nominated you as a Top 10 recipient of one of the awesome blogs that make me smile:) Here is the link for that

    http://4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2011/09/some-of-my-top-10.html and this link to get your award button http://bit.ly/rtHPbL. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. What a great idea!

  5. TAra: thanks for much for nominating me! :)

  6. I'm doing a lesson that is very much like this one on Monday and Tuesday. I was wondering what questions your kiddos came up with for the Principal. I'm a little nervous to see how mine do!

    Thanks :)