S: Livin It Up!
BC: Thank you for meeting our buddies.!! Mrs. Mollus' 3rd Grade Class 2008-2009
FC: MY BUDDY Hyde Elementary Mrs. Mollus Third Grade
1: We want to invite you to see our work and meet our buddies. We have been working with a sixth grade classroom every other week for a total of four weeks during this project. We do activities and form friendships along the way. In this book, we are displaying our holiday project. The students wrote a holiday poem and decorated holiday cards. We then delivered the poems and cards to residents at a local nursing home. Enjoy this book and Happy Holidays.!
3: I used to be in the forest, but now I'm in a house. I used to be just plain green, but now I am covered with tinsels and balls. I have a big bright star on my head and lights all over me. Brayden & Ryan
5: For Christmas Bugs Bunny will eat an orange carrot. For Christmas Olive Oyl will buy more green olives for her hair. For Christmas Superman will pick up all the red Santa Clauses. Batman would kiss Batgirl's red lips. For Christmas Felix the Cat will get his magic bag of tricks out just to find his red Santa Claus suit. For Christmas Little Orphan Annie would run away from the brown and dull orphanage. For Christmas Woody Woodpecker would peck off his yellow beak. For Christmas Spiderman will buy a black spider for a pet. For Christmas all the Cartoon Characters will glide in the psychedelic snow. Jayla & Trinity
7: I'm a long and silvery Christmas decoration. I wind around a Christmas tree. Someone hung four wooden birds on me all in one place. They should have let somebody else put the birds on my tree. Logan & C.J.
9: Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! What a wonderful thing. Presents, presents, presents, so much to see. Trees, trees, trees how do you see? Directions, directions, directions so pretty indeed. Love, love, love so wonderful love. Snow, snow, snow fluffy white snow. Now I hope you know why Christmas is such a wonderful thing. Brandalyn & Preston
10: MixBook Lesson Plan | Week 1: Introduce project to students; assign buddies; encourage students to brainstorm about holiday poem. Week 2: Finalize poem and engage in editing process. Week 3: Create holiday cards. Week 4: Field trip to local nursing home to deliver cards & poems.
11: ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: The student understands the importance of following a writing process: generate a draft, routinely reread & revise work, routinely edit & proofread for capitalization and ending punctuation, and publish writing. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: I will motivate students to be creative and give their best as they have the opportunity to bring joy to a nursing home resident (relate it to a grandparent relationship, family friend, etc.) SUBJECT AREA(S) : X Writing
12: GRADE LEVEL X Grade 3 X Grade 6 DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION Students partner with a 6th grade buddy to write a holiday poem and create a holiday card. This is an opportunity to build relationships and demonstrate mentoring skills. GLE #1: The SWBAT apply a writing process in composing text (GLE Writing, Writing Process, Strand 1, Generate a draft, Routinlely reread & revise work, Routinely edit & proofread for capitalization and punctuation, and Independently publish writing (Concept A - Grade 3) (Performance Standards 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.6, 4.1, 4.6)]
13: STUDENT ASSESSMENT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (based on selected content standards and benchmarks; create and link to rubric scoring guide/s.) COLLABORATION This project requires the 3rd & 6th grade teachers to collaborate about lesson planning. In this case, the third grade teacher gathered all supplies needed and the 6th grade teacher was responsible for publishing the final project. Both teachers helped in delievering the cards & poems to nursing home residents.
14: RUBRIC: Student Name: Class Period: Assignment: Date Completed: Circle the number in pencil that best shows how well you feel that you completed that criterion for the assignment. Excellent, Good, Average, Needs Improvement Rate Yourself Teacher’s Rating Criteria 1 – Shows awareness of elements and principles of design in selecting composition 10 - 9 8 - 7 6 – 5 – 4 3 - 2 - 1 Criteria 2 – Developed interesting placement 10 - 9 8 - 7 6 – 5 – 4 3 - 2 - 1 Criteria 3 – Selected pleasing color plan 10 - 9 8 - 7 6 – 5 – 4 3 - 2 - 1
15: Criteria 4 – Took time to develop idea & complete project? (Didn’t rush.) Good use of class time? 10 - 9 8 - 7 6 – 5 – 4 3 - 2 - 1 Criteria 5 – Craftsmanship – Neat, clean & complete? Skillful use of the art tools & media? 10 - 9 8 - 7 6 – 5 – 4 3 - 2 - 1 Total: /50 (possible points) Grade: