They are doing a unit on Perseverance. To peak their interest, I showed two music videos, Chris Brown’s Forever, and Rihanna’s Take a Bow. I had students look at the narrative arc of the videos, the visual symbolism, and how it fits into their unit. I also discovered that I mispelled Rihanna’s name. Here are their comments:
I am still trying to teach fourth graders how to work in a blog environment. Fourth Grade is the first grade where I do blogging. Last week was spent back-tracking to cover how to do a comment, which I had foolishly omitted earlier. I had forgotten that although I have the same kids, not all of them were blogging last year (like the entire third grade, duh). Here are their first comments. Some show real promise.
Most of the kids seem to have a pretty good b.s. monitor as you can see from these comments: