Both 4th and 5th grade GT classes finished their 1st semester novels: Tuck Everlasting and The Giver, respectively. To think more deeply about the books, they each played “The Whatzit” game in their classes this week. During the game, the students compete in teams to answer open-ended questions such as, “What was your favorite feature of the Whatzit, and Why?” (Substitute the novel title for, “the Whatzit.”) They submit anonymous responses and I choose the ones that I think are the most creative and meaningful. I was very proud of how both grade levels worked hard to write “deep” answers!
In other news, both grade levels also did their report card self-assessments, and should return their signed report slips by next week.