The end of the school year is quickly approaching at St. Joseph’s!
As always, there are many extra activities occurring before we dismiss for the summer, which keep the Lakota children (and their teachers!) very busy. In reading, we have finished up our first unit on poetry.
This was a big change from our previous units on nonfiction informational texts. Everyone seem to enjoy the change. In the next couple of weeks, students will be putting their knowledge to the test and engage in the art of writing a few short poems. I always enjoy seeing their imaginations come alive!
Last week, we had some visitors from the Mission Education Conference come into our classroom. We decided it would be fun to see what they knew about the elements of poetry, so we made up a bingo game using poetry terms.
Our Native American students and visitors helped each other out; everyone had a good time and it proved to be a good learning tool for the students and visitors as well!
~ Linea – 6th – 8th grade reading teacher